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 under the open sky? You might be pleased to know the area has a good selection of nature preserves nearby.

Hungry Bay Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located 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.

Those wanting to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing choices 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.

Take a look at this table if you want 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

Even though most tourists have heard about the beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Hamilton multiple options, including 6 caves.

You should consider visiting Leamington Cave, which is located in 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 choice to consider Admiral's Cave. It is located within 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 table just below provides you with more information about 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 enjoy one of the many parks, or 4 botanical gardens in Hamilton.

The parks and gardens available are provided below.

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 thought of passing some time with interesting sea life tickles your fancy, you should visit 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.

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

Keep in mind that Hamilton is home to other attraction types. Use this link to check out our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Hamilton.

 

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