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“great for hiking, biking, and enjoying scenery and wildlife” 5 of 5 stars
Review of First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
757 412 2300
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“great for hiking, biking, and enjoying scenery and wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

On a glorious 78 degree day in late December, I hiked several miles at FLSP. I have enjoyed the Park many times, the hiking trails are scenic and well maintained, although 2 trails are susceptible to washing out due to rain or high tide; Osmanthus and Osprey. Both are wonderful trails, just check with staff at the Visitor Center for trail conditions. I walked parts of several trails including one of my favorites, Long Creek Trail. Much of Long Creek Trail follows scenic waterways, has trees draped with Spanish Moss, and is just far enough from the main Cape Henry Trail to afford senerity. LCT is mostly on high ground so the views are nice. Osprey intersects with LCT and runs low along the sandy shoreline. LCT can be reached at either end of the Park; Shore Dr via Cape Henry and other connecting trails, or 64th St LCT entrance/exit is almost halfway between front parking area and boat ramp but there is a small parking area near the LCT trailhead.
If you are visiting the oceanfront, FLSP is very convenient and offers a great change of pace and nice spot for picnic and hike or bike.

Visited December 2013
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long island, new york
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“Pretty Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We came here to hang out and have lunch on the beach. We did some walking around and found some pretty cool things along the way. I wish we had more time to hang out and see what else the park had to offer!

Visited April 2013
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Bloomingdale, IL
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Great Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Just did a drive-through visit. Some real interesting old trees. Nice place for the locals to walk & bike.

Visited November 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Perennial Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We love to take out of town guests here, make a quick visit with in-town grandchildren, or go for an exercise walk. It's an often over-looked gem right in our backyard.

Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Excellent place to visit when you visit Virginia Beach. The beach area is on the bay so the waves are not as big as on the ocean side. Little ones would definitely be safer and be able to play in the water more on this side. The cypress tree swamp on the other side is a gorgeous walk and there are plenty of trails to explore.

Visited November 2013
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