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“Awesome park, great beach for young children!”

First Landing State Park
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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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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome park, great beach for young children!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

First Landing State Park is beautiful. There are public bathrooms and showers, a nice long boardwalk, and gentle "lapping at your ankles" waves. It's the perfect beach for young children and relaxing, lazy summer days.

Visited July 2012
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Charlottesville
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great bike trail”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This park has a great bike trail: 6.1 miles much of it through shaded woodlands ending at a beautiful beach. Lots of spur trails to explore by foot. Bring your bike lock as bikes aren't allowed on the walking trails.

Visited October 2012
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edinburgh, united kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent for a walk”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

For a quiet walk or excercise trail - excellent. Not great for wild life or spectacular views. Close to Virginia Beach - there is an entrance up by 64th street, but the main visitor centre is several miles away by road.

Visited September 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A treasure in the middle of Virginia Beach!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Come to First Landing State Park. It's a great place to walk, observe nature, take some time to yourself, go for a run, walk your dog or cat (I've seen that done), and just relax. The visitor's center and restrooms have been recently updated and are clean and conveniently located near the start point of a few trails. One trail leads you all the way out to 64th street, near the beach, if you're ready to walk that far, but for a short trip, try one of the loops (like the Osmanthus trail, color coded blue). If you park by the visitor's center in the park, there is a small charge, but it is worth the donation to keep this place going and improving. If you're looking for a longer run, try parking by the Food Lion at the corner of North Great Neck road and Shore drive, and running down the Cape Henry trail all the way in to the visitor's center, and joining another of the trails.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“First Landing Hike”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We try to take a hike here several times a year. There are several trails, multiuse, hiking only. You can bring the dog so that is a plus. Love hiking through the cypress swamps on the raised boardwalks. Saw several snakes and turtles on the most recent hike. The new visitors center is nice and the rangers always very informative.

Visited August 2012
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