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Address: Cat Island
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a...

A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.

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Amazing place to visit

We felt like we where taken back in time, a short hike up the hill and we were at this amazing landmark. We enjoyed the lunch we brought and then explored with the kids. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
junosplash1
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like we where taken back in time, a short hike up the hill and we were at this amazing landmark. We enjoyed the lunch we brought and then explored with the kids. It's beautiful and peaceful.

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Boyertown PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only fascinating history but it is the highest point in all the Bahamas. Wear sneakers for the hike up and dont forget your camera.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice hike to the top of the Bahamas. The views are beautiful and you can see from one side of the island to the other.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend the afternoon. Exploring the buildings and seeing the amazing views. Just breath taking!!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'll reiterate the call for bug spray on this visit (though you need it on all of the island). The stairs were a great way to go up, but I wouldn't do it in flip-flops. The "back way" as others note, is easier. You get a great view of the island and seeing the Hermitage was really neat.

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newwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You gotta go ,there is a easier climb going around the back and walking up the old road if you find the stairs to steep Read up on this before going it makes the trip way more interesting.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome little hike! We had our 6 yr old granddaughter with us and it was the perfect short hike for her! She went up the hard way climbing the stone steps and came down the easy way! Beautiful views! So much history! We wore our water shoes and my husband wore flip flops. Definitely use some bug spray first!

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Carthage, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We hiked to the Hermitage in April 2016. We enjoyed the short hike and loved the views. Hard to believe one man built that place.

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Thank Mandy F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The story behind this is so amazing. You can actually step inside and see what it must have felt like to live there. There are amazing views from here as well. It is well worth the visit.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Most of the attractions on Cat Island are natural ones - beaches, caves, local food, etc. This is worth the excursion, maybe on a day after too much sun! Like others have said, wear something more sturdy than flip flops. You can see the Hermitage from most of the southwest side of the island. Turn of the main highway near... More 

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