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Explore the Bordeaux Mountain Trail

St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to the gorgeously preserved Virgin Islands National Park, which makes up two-thirds of the island and offers dozens of different trails of varying skill level to all who visit. Of the many trails to be found on the island, the Bordeaux Mountain Trail is a must-see place to visit during your St John vacation. The Bordeaux Trail runs between Lameshur Bay and Bordeaux Mountain Road meeting Centerline Road approximately 1.7 miles away from where the trail ends on Bordeaux Mountain. The trail is quite steep, changing about 1,000 feet in altitude. The view from the intersection of Centerline Road and Bordeaux Mountain Road is observed by Caribbean Travel & Life as one of the “Ten Best Views” in the Caribbean.

The secret to enjoying a hike on the Bordeaux Mountain Trail during your stay is be sure to watch your footing going both uphill and downhill, wear proper footwear, stretch, pace yourself, wear sun protection, stay hydrated, and rest when you feel tired. Take in all of the lovely forest scenery and observe the change in environment the higher up you climb. On guided tours by the St. John Historical Society, you and your fellow hikers can explore the oldest estate house on the island, the Lameshur Bay Estate House. Across the road from the end of the trail are the ruins of the Bordeaux Plantation, a sugar factory that was built around the early 19th century.

Located minutes from Coral Bay, the Virgin Islands National Park has plenty of trails to suit both the casual hiker taking a walk on less-challenging terrain and the seasoned hiker who loves a challenge. Windspree Vacation Homes has the perfect villa close to Virgin Islands National Park for you. Call Karen or Kay or any of the Windspree staff today to book your stay on St. John in a Windspree villa!

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