Natural Attractions in Blue Mountains

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Be it the calm nature or the thick mist that covers the tall peaks, the Blue Mountains have a mystical quality about them. They travel along the north portion of the island for 28 miles, and with each step taken there is something new to discover. Nature abounds, from the top of the Peak Trail to the rolling hills at the foot of the mountain, and it all lies waiting to be explored./p>

Nature Preserves and Hiking

The Blue Mountains National Park

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to find out that the area has a nice nature preserve available.

The Blue Mountains National Park is a nature preserve located in central Blue Mountains. The peaks of the Blue Mountains rise to an altitude of 7402 feet above sea level, with dangerous terrain typifying the area. Though camping and hiking are permitted, these activities are best done with a knowledgeable guide.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In Blue Mountains
Name Type Location Island
The Blue Mountains National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Blue Mountains Jamaica


Even though most visitors to the area come for the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Blue Mountains and nearby areas some great options, including two waterfalls.

You should consider visiting Tacky Falls, which is northeastern Blue Mountains. For a truly natural wonder, Tacky Falls is the secluded place to be. This hidden treasure is a mix of nature trail, swimming pool, and water park; it will not be a place you will soon forget, if you can manage to find it.

A second attraction worth considering is Somerset Falls. It is found in Portland Parish, Northeast of Blue Mountains. The waterfall is located between Port Antonio and Spring Garden. As you pass Hope Bay, look for signs marking Somerset Falls.

The chart directly below shows some details regarding waterfalls.

Waterfalls In and Around Blue Mountains
Name Type Location
Somerset Falls Waterfall 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hope Bay
Tacky Falls Waterfall 3.1 mi. West of Central Hope Bay

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Hope Gardens

Visitors can experience one of the many parks, or 2 botanical gardens in and around Blue Mountains.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Struan Castle Garden, which is Stony Hill, in southwestern Blue Mountains. Struan Castle Garden enchants guest with views of the mountains, beautiful flowers, streams, and more. There is a garden center, play ground, restaurant, gazebos, and more.

Another popular attraction in this category is Hope Gardens. The gardens feature a variety of different activities, attractions, and things to see. From flower gardens and ponds, to a small zoo, the Hope Gardens offer guests the full ability to explore.

The parks and gardens worth looking into are summarized below.

Parks and Gardens In and Around Blue Mountains
Name Type Location
College Green Communtiy Park Park 2.8 mi. East of Central Kingston
Dunrobin Acres Private Park Park 1.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Kingston
Emancipation Park Park 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Kingston
Founders Park Park 3.4 mi. East of Central Kingston
Hope Gardens Botanical Garden 3.3 mi. East of Central Kingston
Hope Pastures Park Park 3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Kingston
Mandela Park Park 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Kingston
National Heroes Park Park 2.0 mi. South of Central Kingston
Struan Castle Garden Botanical Garden 4.4 mi. North of Central Kingston

Bear in mind, Blue Mountains offers other attractions. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, visit this page.


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