Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Bald Cypress Trail is an interpretive nature trail for which one may purchase a Bald Cypress Trail Guide. There are wooden posts in the ground with numbers and letters on them that correspond to the numbered and lettered sections of the Guide. The Guide explains what flora and fauna may be seen at certain stops along the trail, and describes historical and geological events that shaped the park area.
In 1997, the remains of 64 Chesapeake Indians were buried at First Landing. The remains had been unearthed at several sites in the Great Neck area and kept in storage in Richmond. Present at the re-burial ceremony were representatives of Virginia's eight recognized tribes and tribes from many other parts of the country. The burial ground and a small Indian encampment may be visited.