Our most popular trail offers a close look at bald cypress trees and knees along with cypress swamp habitat. Boardwalks and observation decks provide unique areas to watch and listen for frogs, woodpeckers and turtles. The Bald Cypress Trail is 1.5 miles in length but can be shortened by returning to the Visitor Center on Cape Henry Trail. The terrain is mostly level with a few uphill climbs on beautifully forested dunes. This is a self-guided interpretative trail with a booklet that describes points of interest and discusses the natural history of First Landing/Seashores’s Natural Area. The booklet is available in the Visitor Center for a small fee.
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