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.
Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to find out that the area has a good selection of nature preserves nearby.
Hungry Bay Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located within Hamilton. The Hungary Bay Nature Reserve provides guests with the opportunity to hike through the area and catch a glimpse of the wildlife and plant life that cannot be seen anywhere else on the island.
Adventurers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like Sherwin Nature Reserve. Sherwin Nature Reserve does not offer much in terms of activities, though anyone looking for a simple hiking trip, or is into bird-watching should be pleased with what the area has to offer.
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve: Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area on Bermuda, encompassing around sixty-four acres. The large area consequently means that there is a very varied ecosystem in the park, letting many people with different preferences stay entertained.
Take a minute to read this table to read more about nature preserves.
|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|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.5 mi. East of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
Even though most people visiting the area have heard about the beaches, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Hamilton some great choices, including 6 caves.
You might want to visit Leamington Cave, which is located within Hamilton Parish, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. The mesmerizing nature of nature made, underground caves is too much for you to miss out on a chance to explore Learnington Cave on Bermuda.
Another place worth considering is Admiral's Cave. It is located in Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. Named for a British Admiral who was known for transporting important geo formations back to England, Admiral's Cave was once a popular tourist attraction complete with tour guides that has fallen into disrepair. Vandalism has taken its toll on the cave, however, guests are still welcome to explore the spot on their own.
The table right below lists a few details regarding caves.
|Admiral's Cave||Cave||Henrys Hill, 5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
|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|
|Cave||3.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
|Leamington Cave||Cave||5.6 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
Guests can enjoy one of the many parks, as well as 4 botanical gardens in Hamilton.
The parks and gardens worth looking into are provided below.
|Park||1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Hamilton|
|Park||0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton|
If the thought of spending part of a day at an aquarium sounds like fun, consider visiting Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo. Founded in 1926, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums and a great place to learn about all of the island's wildlife.
|Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo||Aquarium||3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
Keep in mind that there are other kinds attractions available. Click to read our discussion of other interesting attractions for Hamilton.
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