The flagship reserve in the British Virgin Islands, Sage Mountain National Park marked the start of conservation as an official policy in the islands. Just as the park was a good start for the government's conservation program, it is sure to be a good start for eco-tourist and nature lovers in the British Virgin Islands.
Improved consistently since its conception in 1964, Sage Mountain National Park now offers twelve trails winding through the area, regularly maintained forest sections, and as the centerpiece, Sage Mountain, the highest point in both the British and US Virgin Islands.
Sage Mountain National Park lies toward the center of the island of Tortola, 1.6 miles south of Cane Garden Bay; it's 3.0 miles to the west-southwest of Road Town.
There are several picks of eateries to select from in the community surrounding the wildlife reservation. Sugar Mill Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean food, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Sugar Mill Restaurant is maybe about a mile from the nature preserve, so check it out and eat up! and Islands Beach Restaurant offer additional refreshment choices near the wildlife reservation. At Islands Beach Restaurant you and your party should make it a point not to end your meal without sampling their specialty, seafood.
Those who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Mount Healthy National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first of which is 3.3 miles to the north-northeast of this nature preserve. There are at least one or two other activities in the area, including North Shore Shell Museum, which is within traveling range in Little Carrot Bay. Also, you might think about visiting St. Michael Church Ruins, which is another attraction in the vicinity.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||0.9 mi. (5.9 km)||WNW||Little Carrot Bay|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historic Site||1.1 mi. (5.7 km)||NW||Great Carrot Bay|
|The Dungeon||Historic Site||1.2 mi. (4.5 km)||SE||Havers|
|Thornton Plantation||Historic Site||1.3 mi. (3.6 km)||E||2.2 mi. South West of Road Town|
|John Lettsom House||Historic Site||--||--||Cane Garden Bay|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historic Site||1.6 mi. (4.2 km)||N||Cane Garden Bay|
|Fort Recovery||Historic Site||1.6 mi. (7.4 km)||SW||Recovery|
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historic Site||--||--||Long Bay|
Generally, the national parks are open from sun up to sun down. Just keep track of time, every minute you take going in is another minute it will take coming out.
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