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Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail

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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Activities: Walking
Description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads...
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.
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Easy walk and interesting

I thought this was deffinately worth the little time it took to go through it. It's a lovely walk through the forest and has lots of signposts explaining the various ruins and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
RThomas5586
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I thought this was deffinately worth the little time it took to go through it. It's a lovely walk through the forest and has lots of signposts explaining the various ruins and trees. Don't miss it if you have a little time to explore.

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Westport, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There is a very short self-guided nature trail across the road from Cinn Bay, and a long hike up to Centerline Road (one mile each way) - this review is about the long hike. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by it. Yes, it only goes to Centerline Road (there is a VITRAN bus stop at the end) and... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This 1/2 mile hike is located across the street from Cinnamon Bay camp ground. There are ruins of a sugar mill plus a few of the houses, a cemetery, and informative signs detailing the animals, plants, and ruins you are viewing. It is an easy hike with lots of beautiful trees. Part of the hike is wheelchair accessible.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The longer cinnamon bay trail is iffy at best. Granted, I did it in the pouring rain and heat. Very slippery when wet, and it doesn't lead to any ruins, so I'd say it's not worth it. Just do the short hike to see the ruins near the campground, then go do another hike elsewhere.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Cinnamon Bay Loop is approximately 0.5 miles long and is right next to the road at the parking lot to Cinnamon Bay Beach. It begins as a boardwalk thru and near Sugar Mill ruins. Amazing history. There are signs to explain what the buildings did in their day. Then the board walks ends to a dirt path past 2... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was a level trail through the jungle, across the street from the entrance to Cinnamon Bay Campground. We came across lots of remnants of the sugar plantation trade & old graves!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

we did the self-guided tour which was short and easy. we also did the longer trail up hill. it was a very hot day so it was a little tuff but we love a good workout so we enjoyed it. there are spots along the way where you can see a great view of the ocean. we stopped at the... More 

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Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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