First Landing State Park

TRACK Trail map of First Landing

The Bald Cypress TRACK Trail is an easy 1.8 mile loop through cypress swamp.

Along the way you will see a variety of birds, tress, and insects as you make your way through this unique habitat.

The park is named 'First Landing' because it is the site where English colonists first arrived in 1607. Throughout history, this land has been an important source of water, natural habitat, and transportation for humans and animals.

Track an adventure here
First Landing Sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Birding, Photography
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Cypress Swamp
Snow in the swamp
Red-eared slider turtle
Dogwood flowers
Green Heron
Spanish moss hanging in trees
Green bullfrog
Smokey Bear and Ranger Parker Redfox

Adventures for First Landing State Park

Hiking

A Quest for Dragons

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.80
There are over 300 species of dragonflies in the United States. They can be found soaring and swooping over ponds, rivers, and swamps across the country. Use this brochure as a guide on your quest to discover the incredible world of dragonflies.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.80
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Birds of the Coast brochure
Hiking

Birds of the Coast

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.80
The Birds of the Coast brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common birds found at Vereen Memorial Gardens and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Hiking

Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.80
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in the area. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Directions

2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Latitude: 36.916060000000
Longitude: -76.040282000000