– Hit the Trails This Spring

Virginia Beach is a “site” to see with its gorgeous coastlines and other waterways, natural beauty, and stunning sunrises and sunsets. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate all of the marvelous recreational areas in the region, where activities such as biking, hiking and kayaking are widespread. For scenic views, fresh air and great exercise head to one (or all!) of the following parks.

First Landing State Park has nine trails covering 19 miles, with Cape Henry Trail (its longest) serving as both a hiking and biking trail. With six miles of pristine beaches, False Cape State Park is a remote, peaceful area located between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean consisting of a diverse ecosystem that is home to numerous wildlife and plant species. The park offers hiking, biking and boating. At Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge enjoy recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. (Note: All of these parks are places of interest for birdwatching and observing various wildlife habitats.)

For the ultimate kid-friendly park, check out Mt. Trashmore Park, the first landfill park created in the U.S. With two “mountains” (the main one standing 60 feet high), walking paths, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park, picnic shelters and much more, the park is a popular location for kite flying and events.

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