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First Landing State Park

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Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails...
Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
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We spent several hours here hiking the trails. There were very nice and quiet. I did not know that Virginia had bald cypress. We mostly stayed on the hiking only trails, but did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours here hiking the trails. There were very nice and quiet. I did not know that Virginia had bald cypress. We mostly stayed on the hiking only trails, but did several miles on a hiking/biking trail. It was very popular with cyclist.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time camping at First Landing! We were in the G loop and we were very happy with that! Beach access was close and hot showers were available. The camp store there is very nice and has just about anything you might be in need of so you don't really need to leave the park unless you... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I camped out here with my family and enjoyed the beauty it provides. It was great to invite friends that came back to visit. Great for family plus Dolphin watching

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here very last minute in our search to find someplace not too crowded where we could introduce our 9 month old to the sea for the first time. Since he didn't like the experience we weren't really here long enough to get a feel for the place but it seemed like it had a lot to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great park. We hiked, searched for shells & fished the ocean here. Very clean. Missed the attraction of taking the tram & tour in the morning due to time, but if we had known sooner, would have.

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WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Cape Henry biking trail . It was so peaceful and not too difficult. I just wish the park had some 6 speed bikes to help with the little hills you have to conquer ..lol But all in all it is wonderful and would love to go again on another trail. The lady at the store is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great beach. Less crowded than the main beach and dog friendly! There aren't any food stands so bring your own! Parking was also cheaper than the main beach

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Riverview, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here with our 30 ft travel trailer and brought our Niece's 2 young children. The children enjoyed all the sand at campsite. One night we heard a very loud noise, our camper started shaking and a Blackhawk helicopter flew very close above us. (The park is next to a military base). Be prepared for nighttime maneuvers!

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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our family rode our bikes on this trail. It was a nice break from going to the beach every day. It was a beautiful ride on a very natural trail!!! We all loved it, highly recommend this trail if you are into going back to nature, that is untouched by people.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We loved our time spent in this beautiful area! We went biking on the Cape Henry Trail (6 miles each way), and it was through the forest with great scenery. It's very shaded so nice even to do when it's hot. The bikes are beach cruisers so they are not great, but perfectly fine for the trail. We did go... More 

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Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach

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