Natural Attractions in St. Johns

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Tourists who want to spend some time outdoors in St. John's are advised to bring their hiking boots.  Antigua is one of the friendliest hiking destinations in the Caribbean, and this town is no exception.  There are several trails that snake through the area and allow visitors to explore the areas natural side. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation under the open sky? You can experience one hiking trail and a nature preserve near St. Johns.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near St. Johns
Name Type Location Island
Wallings Resevoir Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve None, 5.8 mi. South of Central St. Johns None

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Travelers can experience one of the many parks, as well as a botanical garden in and around St. Johns.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Victoria Park, which is situated in St. Johns. Originally established in 1888, the gardens offer visitors a quiet escape from the crowds of St. Johns and Dickenson Bay. Among the flowers and trees, you will be able to relax and take a break from more active adventures.

A second attraction in this category is Monk's Hill Park. Fortified in 1689, Monk's Hill is home to the ruins of the long since abandoned Fort George. While this impressive fort was once the place of refuge for the town's residents during threats of French invasion, it now blends into the landscape and is overgrown with weeds.

The parks and gardens worth looking into are provided in the following chart.

Parks and Gardens In and Around St. Johns
Name Type Location
Detour Bike Trails Park 5.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. Johns
Jones Valley Trail Park 9.9 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Lookout Trail Park 9.9 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Monk's Hill Park Park 7.6 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Nelson's Dockyard National Park Park English Harbour, 9.4 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 0.4 mi. East of Downtown St. John's

Bear in mind that St. Johns has other attractions. You can go to this article dedicated to even more attractions if you're looking for additional details.


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