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First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
757 412 2300
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The lighthouses were incredible. You don't want to miss the first structure commissioned by the US government. George Washington himself reviewed the bids for this project that took place in the late 1700's.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful natural treasure right here. Whether you walk, run, bike or boat in, this park offers an opportunity to be part of nature and history. Loved the new visitors center and the employees are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,359 reviews 1,359 reviews
728 attraction reviews
1,235 helpful votes 1,235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This park began in the 1930s. It has two sections--the north part is mainly a campground with access to beaches along the bay. In that section is a visitors center with displays about the history of the area. Across the road is the southern section which has numerous trails for hikers and bikers. One negative in this popular park--parking is... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but this was not it. There is a lighthouse inland a ways that is the attraction, but you don't actually get to see the shore or any actual landing site that makes you feel like you saw where the settlers first came ashore. Heads-up, the location is on a local military installation,... More

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Virginia Beach
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great place to go on a nice, scenic, hiking adventure with the family. They have several different trails varying in length and difficulty so even the younger guys can go. Nice museum and welcome center. One note, parking is $5 but they only accept cash. Nice picnic area too. The squirrels will come right up to you looking for food... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stayed at First Landing because I was looking for a place to stay while visiting my son and his new family Near Norfolk, VA. I rented one of the cabins and it was GREAT!!! I rented a two bedroom, So we could all stay together and enjoy each other's company. The Cabins are an inexpensive way to stay with... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a beautiful state park located just off the Chesapeake Bay and in the city limits of Virginia's largest city. There are numerous walking/hiking/biking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. All wind through tall trees with numerous water features, but not a bug to trouble you. A new visitors' center provides interesting exhibits and very clean, modern restrooms.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We head here every year. Great location for camping with young children. Not far from Virginia Beach. No waves makes it a relaxing beach day and perfect for our girls ages 9 and 6. Arrive early to get the best sites. But even if you arrive later, don't worry. ..all of the sites are good.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are state park members and use First Landing park about 2-3 times a week! We love it in the summer as a safe place to take the little one (calm sea on the bay, toilets and outdoor shower) and we love it in the winter for walks on the beach and in the wooded area over the road. The... More

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Fairmont, West Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Beautiful Virginia State Park... Loved the trails for bike riding! Water way is a good place to fish, or kayak. It also has a great sandy beach to sit and soak up the sun.

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