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 hope to spend more of your vacation time outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a nice nature preserve available.

The Blue Mountains National Park is a nature preserve found in central Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. Known for the coffee they produce, there is also a national park here where hiking and camping can be done.

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


Although most tourists have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Blue Mountains and nearby areas some great options, including a couple of waterfalls.

You might enjoy a visit to Tacky Falls, which is northeastern Blue Mountains. This waterfall requires a tour guide or someone who has visit the waterfall many times, as even many locals do not know where it is.

A second available option is Somerset Falls. It is found within 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 table directly below lists 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

Travelers can spend some time in one of the many parks, as well as 2 botanical gardens in and around Blue Mountains.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Struan Castle Garden, which is Stony Hill, in southwestern Blue Mountains. Struan Castle Garden is a special events venue that capitalizes on its beautiful botanical gardens surroundings to host weddings, parties, and other events. The gardens and trails, meanwhile, are open to the public.

Another 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 can be seen right 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

If you are seeking more points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you can expand your planning horizon. For more about other attractions, check out this page.


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