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Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Hiking Trails, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the... more » Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. « less
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Grand Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cinnamon Bay was our favorite. It was a Saturday late August and only about 30 people on the entire beach. Make sure when you walk down from the drop off/parking area and reach the water to walk around to the right side if you are facing the water. the beach just opens up here and is Beautiful. Perfect white soft... More

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Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As with the Annaberg Ruins just up the road, the Cinnamon Bay Nature Trails is a nice change of pace from the beaches. I appreciated the plaques set up to explain what purposes the buildings once had and it made it easier to imagine what it would have once looked like (there's even a small graveyard there). We didn't have... More

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Hampton Roads, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderful hike for those seeking and calm, easy hike. It goes around the Cinnamon Bay ruins through the woods and back around to the ruins. The are placcards along the way describing trees, history, and wildlife. It is a cool hike mostly under the shade of the forrest.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The trail is only about half mile long and is not strenuous. You can see the ruins of an old sugar mill. There are lots of informational signs along the trail. We saw 4 deer. At the end there is a couple of papaya trees which had fruit hanging on them.

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MetroWest Boston
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you only have a short time interval for a hike, I would highly recommend the Cinnamon Bay Loop Trail. It starts across from Cinnamon Bay Beach and there a few parking spots right near it. It is relatively flat and winds by many scenic spots. Be sure to take your camera so you can catch shots of the ruins,... More

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Sunrise, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I did this hike while on a cruise in December and I really enjoyed the quiet and the atmosphere. You will see some neat ruins, and a great short hike that will give you time to explore the other areas of St. John.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took a taxi to the start of the trail, $20 for 3 people. it was a maybe 15 min or so from Cruz Bay, kind of windy up hill ride. The trail says about 45 min to walk down & that's about right, pretty sure it said 1.5 miles, not positive on distance. It's all down hill. We almost... More

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Fairfax, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I were staying at Cinnamon Bay so we decided to check out the nature trail as it was across the street from the campground. The trail was fairly well marked with signs along the way describing different items. It was interesting seeing many of the ruins along the trail and how good their condition was.

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Sharpsburg, GA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was short, convenient for our camping site, and Ok. Nothing special. It might be perfect for someone wanting to introduce their children to hiking.

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RDU
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very nice hike. We were looking for the Bridled Quail Dove but did not see one that day. Only place to see it is on St John and this is the best place for it.

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