In 1607, the very first Europeans who arrived on the Eastern Seaboard did so at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The exact location is now aptly known as the First Landing.
Nearly twenty miles of trails and walkways in First Landing State Park are right in Virginia Beach… [+] city limits. Virginia Beach’s historic and newly renovated Cavalier Hotel lies just a few miles from that very spot. Back in the 1920s, the Cavalier (covered in this earlier post) was the bee’s knees and today makes for a great launching point for local history, as well as for soft adventure jaunts.