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. 

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Travelers can spend some time in one of the many parks, or 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 located in St. Johns. Victoria Park if nothing else is a tranquil place to connect with nature. It houses the botanical gardens as well as the Antigua and Barbuda National Archives building.

A second popular 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 available are summarized here:

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

Fortunately, there are additional attraction types available too. To get more information on other attractions for St. Johns, navigate to this page.


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