Natural Attractions in Somerset Village

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Somerset Village is a quiet retreat which doesn't boast much in the way of attractions -- and most people who visit here like it that way.  One thing that must be noted, however, is this village's easy access to Gilbert Nature Reserve, which is five acres of natural landscape of important significance to the island. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation out in the fresh air? You might be pleased to know the area has numerous nature preserves in and nearby.

Gilbert Nature Reserve is a popular nature preserve located in Somerset Village. Throughout the island, Gilbert Nature Reserve is known as one of the prime locations for bird watching and general wildlife viewing. Hikers will also be pleased to note that the area is full of trails, most of which hook up to the Bermuda Railway Trail that connects the island.

Adventurers hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring sites like Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve. Visitors to the site will be able to spot a variety of birds including egrets, ducks, and other waterfowl.

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.

Check the chart below if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Somerset Village
Name Type Location Island
Gilbert Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.1 mi. North of Central Somerset Village Somerset Island
Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Sherwin Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.4 mi. Southeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda

Caves

Fantasy Caves

Although most travelers are drawn by the beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Somerset Village some interesting choices, including 6 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Admiral's Cave, which is located in Henrys Hill, 9.6 mi. East-Northeast of central Somerset Village. Admiral's Cave is one of the larger caves on Bermuda, and features fossils hat are several hundred thousand years old.

An additional attraction Fantasy Caves. It is located in Henrys Hill, 9.7 mi. East-Northeast of central Somerset Village. Mother nature really out did herself when she formed Fantasy Caves, where the rock formations and sparkling underground waters really are amazing.

The following chart shows some details concerning caves.

Caves Near Somerset Village
Name Type Location Island
Admiral's Cave Cave Henrys Hill, 9.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Cathedral Cave Cave 9.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Somerset Village St. David's Island
Crystal Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 9.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Fantasy Caves Cave Henrys Hill, 9.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Jeffery's Cave Cave 8.5 mi. East of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Leamington Cave Cave 9.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Somerset Village Bermuda

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Somerset Long Bay Park

Guests can spend some time in one of the many parks, or 2 botanical gardens in Somerset Village.

Somerset Long Bay Park is located in Somerset Village. The beach is accessible via foot, with a car park provided on the southern end of the adjoining Somerset Long Bay park. Drivers should take Somerset Road to Cambridge Road, with an immediate left on Daniel's Head Road.

The parks and gardens worth looking into are provided here:

Parks and Gardens In Somerset Village
Name Type Location Island
Daniel's Head Beach Park Park 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Hog Bay Park Park 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Scaur Hill Park Park Central Somerset Village Bermuda
Somerset Long Bay Park Park 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Somerset Village Somerset Island
Virginia Park Park Central Somerset Village Bermuda

Zoos and Aquariums

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo

If the idea of passing some time with interesting sea life sounds like fun, 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 Somerset Village
Name Type Location Island/th>
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum And Zoo Aquarium 7.9 mi. East of Central Somerset Village Bermuda

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Somerset Village are displayed down below.

Land Formations In Somerset Village
Name Type Location
Fowle's Point Point 1.3 mi. South of Central Somerset Village
George's Bay Bay 2.0 mi. South of Central Somerset Village
Pilchard Bay Bay 1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Somerset Village
Point Bay Bay 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Somerset Village

Bear in mind that Somerset Village has additional attractions. For a better look at other attractions, follow this link.

 

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