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Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, First Landing State Park is located by the Chesapeake Bay. The park, which is Virginias most visited state park, is nestled in Virginia Beach. First Landing offers boating, swimming, nature and history programs, hiking, biking, picnicking, a boat launch, cabins and 20 miles of trails on 2,888 acres. It also has campsites with water and electric hook-ups and nearby access to restrooms and showers. The park's name was changed in 1997 from Seashore State Park to First Landing State Park to reflect its heritage as the first place where members of the Virginia Company landed. They went on to settle Jamestown.

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10 days ago

Your hike will be a series of running away from bugs, mosquitos and crabs. Best when it's pouring rain! Super fun:)!

The hike was intended to be a "hike" but eventually turned into a game of tag via mosquitos. The crabs seemed to be running from something bigger than us we have yet to find out. Eventually down the beaten path we found a turtle... we got way to hype when we found it and took it with us... but after the countless hours of walking we soon hoped for a little rain to aid the bug bites... next thing we know the rain started pouring down and we had a wild run "with the turtle" back to the car. Meh mad decent hike!

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28 days ago

One of my favorites. I live in Nevada now, but I'm here on travel...couldn't wait to get in this park. With the recent rain, there were some muddy spots, nothing you could not navigate around. There were also some roots showing, so if you're running be careful not to step on them, but I think it just brings out the "nature" in nature tail. This trail, as most in the park, has nice tree cover for those hot days! Dog friendly is a bonus, but it would be nice if they had more containers to drop off poop. Overall...awesome park for trails. You can mix it up, and make your hike as long as you want. There is also a pavilion with a play park, and a welcome type center with clean bathroom! On the beach side they have camping on the beach with full service rv sites!! Just overall a good site!

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1 month ago

Nice trail for a walk with the dog. Only saw two other people.

on Cape Henry Trail

1 month ago

Fun trail, cool scenery. Was able to bike this trail with my 10 year old daughter.