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“A wonderful view...”

Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Montserrat
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Owner description: Jack Boy Hill Viewing Facility strategically positioned to view the volcano and surrounding environs including the abandoned airport and destroyed Eastern villages. The Facility includes: - A Viewing Platform - A Concession Area - Picnic Areas with seating - Toilet Facilities - A telescope to zoom in on the volcano - A mini-trail - Barbecue Grills - Landscaped Areas
Napa, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A wonderful view...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

From this site, there is a wonderful view of the site of the old airport, and you can see how far the flow extended into the sea.

Visited June 2012
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A different view of the Volcano and lots of plants to view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

A short trip down the east side of the island, take a picnic lunch, a nice stop at Jack Boy Hill but enjoy the view and take some pictures there and on the road down, you may have the site to yourselves so stock up and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, while within viewing distance the Volcano has had it's day,

Visited May 2012
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Mackenzie, Canada
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161 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“One of the only ways to get a good view of the east side of volcano.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

You'll need your own car to get here. Too far to walk, and no bus service. It's a nice place for a picnic with matchless views of the east end of the Soufriere Hills volcano and a lush garden.

Visited February 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Surreal and breathtaking view of the exclusion zone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Jack Boy Hill is a secluded lookout spot in the northeast where you can observe a partial but picturesque view of the exclusion zone as well as the former airport which was abandoned during the last major eruption. It's quite a surreal sight to see vast portions of land completely covered with hardened pyroclastic flow, rendering the entire landscape a dull grey - very much like a modern-day Pompeii.

Despite most road maps listing the road leading up to Jack Boy Hill as a paved major road, several portions of the road have fallen into disrepair and can be quite tricky to navigate. Watch out for any debris and goats that might be in your way! Definitely a must-see stop should you ever find yourself in Montserrat.

Visited January 2012
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Midland, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular views of the old airport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

Hard to find, but well worth the effort. Don't be afraid to ask for directions. The island people are so friendly and helpful.

Visited January 2011
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