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Top Adventures in Virginia Beach

  • Hike the Osprey Trail at First Landing State Park

    Get to First Landing State Park early. Whether it's a weekday in the summer or a Saturday in the winter, the park will be full of families, bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, and all manner of city folk (from DC, Baltimore, and Richmond) trying t...

    3.4 miles

  • Climb to the Top of the Cape Henry Lighthouse

    Visit not one, but two of the most historic and important lighthouses to our great nation. The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was the U.S. Governments first construction project authorized under the constitution. President George Washington himse...

  • Hike the Bald Cypress Trail

    This is an easy hike that meanders a bit more than any of the other trails in the park. It is also the most diverse in what you will see. The trail itself ranges from an easy foot path with a pine needle bed trail then passes through swamps and bo...

    1.8 miles

  • Hike the Osmanthus Trail

    This loop hike is accessed from a short walk from the Bold Cypress Trail and the visitor center.  There are no views along this trail but the what I enjoyed was the pine needle covered trail itself.  The pine needles are like a soft carpet padding...

    3 miles 150 ft gain

  • Bike into False Cape State Park

    Located in South Eastern Virginia Beach VA, False Cape State Park is only accessible by bike, foot, or tour. To get here, you must head in to Sandbridge Beach and drive south on Sandpiper Road until you pass the Little Island Pier parking on your ...

  • Bike Camp False Cape

    It's hard to beat an outdoor adventure that keeps you near the ocean's edge. For this destination, getting there is possibly the best part. The trail is well kept and level; perfect for an easy bike ride or hike. An easy trail due to lack of incli...

  • Catch Sunset on the Wild Shores of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    At the far south end of Virginia Beach’s Sandbridge community lies a seldom visited natural treasure, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  The expansive beaches feel wilder than the shores just a few miles north and are littered with the footprints...

  • Catch a Sunset at the Old Pungo Ferry Landing

    From the Virginia Beach ocean front, head South on VA-149/General Booth Blvd for 6 miles. Turn left onto Princess Anne Rd and head South for 10.5 miles. Turn right onto Old Pungo Ferry Rd. Take this road until it ends at a small park. From here, h...

  • Catch a Sunset at the Jordan Bridge

    The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River connecting Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia. Located beneath the bridge's abutments on the Chesapeake side is the Elizabeth River Park.Looking to stretch your legs...

    2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Catch A Sunset at the Munden Point Park Pier

    Once in the park, you want to make your way to the most northern section of the park for the best sunset shots. Park in front of (south) of the softball field and follow the paved bike path right in front of you. The path heads north toward the wa...

    0.1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Catch A Sunset At Kiptopeke State Park

    This beautiful State Park on the Virginia Eastern Shore provides visitors with a very secluded beach even in the dead of summer. The location of the beach also allows you to enjoy a sunset over water which is rare for the east coast. The sandy whi...

  • Hike Noland Loop Trail

    Great hike right in the city of Newport News.  It is a loop trail that is 4.8 miles and has a moderate level of traffic.   Easy, good for all skill levels Pet friendly Water and wooded views with lots of shade throughoutClearly marked trail No bik...

    4.8 miles 154 ft gain

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