Natural Attractions in Hamilton

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It is hard to look away from the pastel buildings that line the streets in Hamilton, but when you do you'll realize there is a wealth of nature to be explored in the capital city of Bermuda.  Parks are an easy and obvious choice, but if you're willing to venture just outside of city limits you can do some hiking, visit a forest preserve, and even spend some time checking out a zoo or aquarium. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outdoors? You may be pleased to know the area has quite a number of nature preserves nearby.

Hungry Bay Nature Reserve is a nature preserve found in Hamilton. Equipped with plenty of parking and located right off South Road, you should not have any problems if you try to come here.

Adventurers looking to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting opportunities like Sherwin Nature Reserve. Not much more than a marshy woodland, Sherwin Nature Reserve is a great place for anyone looking to escape the busy streets of Bermuda for the green trees and rolling hills.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve: Hikers and explorers to the area will have plenty to do at Spittal Pond Nature Park. With twisting trails winding through the area, fabulous bird watching, and wonderful coastal views, hiking in at the park can easily become a full day thing.

Be sure to look at the table just below for more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island
Gilbert Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Somerset Village, 4.6 mi. West of Central Hamilton Somerset Island
Hungry Bay Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Sherwin Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.8 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.5 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda

Caves

Crystal Caves

Although most travelers are attracted by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Hamilton multiple choices, including 6 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Leamington Cave, which is found within Hamilton Parish, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. Learnington Cave is located in Hamilton Parish, not far from Tom Moore's Tavern.

An additional available option is Admiral's Cave. It is located in Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. Admiral's Cave is one of the larger caves on Bermuda, and features fossils hat are several hundred thousand years old.

The following chart summarizes a few details concerning caves.

Caves Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island
Admiral's Cave Cave Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Cathedral Cave Cave Castle Harbour, 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton St. David's Island
Crystal Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Fantasy Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Jeffery's Cave Cave 3.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Leamington Cave Cave 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can experience one of the many parks, as well as 4 botanical gardens in Hamilton.

The parks and gardens worth considering can be seen in the following table.

Parks and Gardens In Hamilton
Name Type Location
Admiralty House Park Park 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Hamilton
Barr's Bay Park Park 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
Par-La-Ville Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Point Pleasant Park Park Downtown Hamilton
Victoria Park Park Downtown Hamilton

Zoos and Aquariums

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

If the concept of spending some time surrounded by sea life tickles your fancy, you should visit Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. The Aquarium at BAMZ features exhibits about coral reef, coastal waters, and deep waters, with over 200 species of fish on site. The zoo, meanwhile, focuses on conservation as its main theme, and houses over 300 birds, reptiles, and mammals.

Aquariums Near Hamilton
Name Type Location Island/th>
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Hamilton Bermuda

If you want to learn about a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you can cast a wider net. To see our detailed guide to other attractions, click this link.

 

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