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“Easy hike with a beautiful view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peace Hill Windmill

Peace Hill Windmill
St. John
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Ranked #41 of 81 things to do in St. John
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Santa Maria, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Easy hike with a beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and I did the hike with flip flops on and it was not bad. Amazing views once you get to the end, well worth a 15-20 min stop!

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Well worth it, invest 45 minutes here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After you drive past Hawknest, and before reaching the Trunk Bay overlook is the Peace Hill parking lot. There are 5 or 6 parking spots and I never once saw it full. We stopped here on our first day and took the short hike. It is an easy 10 minute walk uphill, unless you are in flip flops. Great view of Hawksnest and Trunk Bay. The ruins are interesting too.

Kind of nice to be at Hawksnest and Trunk later and look up and see the Windmill ruin on Peace Hill and say - I was up there!

Visited May 2013
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Tyler, Texas
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice stop along the way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A short hike up the hill, Peace Hill is a nice spot to visit, look at the views and learn a little history about STJ. Not too much to look at here, you might be up there for 20-30 mins max, but easy sight to get to.

Visited May 2013
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Middleburg, Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Linger here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Short walk uphill (not good in flip flops) but well worth the little effort. The Windmill ruin was OK, but the view from up there is absolutely spectacular. We went before 10 AM and no one was there.

Visited February 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great views, easy hike. Strange history. We took the trail down to Denis Bay and spent an afternoon with the beach to ourselves. The high winter swell made swimming not recommended however.

Visited December 2012
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