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 enjoy more of your vacation under the open sky? You might 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 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

Waterfalls

Although most visitors to the area have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Blue Mountains and nearby areas some interesting choices, including two waterfalls.

You might enjoy a visit to 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.

An additional place to consider is Somerset Falls. It is located in Portland Parish, Northeast of Blue Mountains. This small waterfall my not be magnificent, but it does create a large and refreshing pool great for swimming for the whole family. Then you can board a boat to got to the second waterfall; Hidden Falls and the grotto behind it.

The following table provides you with some details concerning 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 visit one of the many parks, as well as 2 botanical gardens in and around Blue Mountains.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting 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. Featuring over 200 acres of land, the Hope Gardens have been serving as a place to escape to in Jamaica for over a century. The finely crafted and designed gardens are not to be missed if exploring the area.

The parks and gardens available are displayed in the chart 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

Keep in mind that Blue Mountains has additional attractions. Those interested can find out more about other attractions by clicking here.

 

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