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Lapakahi State Historical Park, Island of Hawaii

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Lapakahi State Historical Park is a large area of ruins from an Ancient Hawaiian fishing village in the North Kohala District on the Big Island of Hawaii. Offshore is the Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District.The name lapa kahi means "single ridge" in the Hawaiian Language, and applied to the ahupuaa, an ancient land division that ran from the sea up to Kohala Mountain. It is located off of Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270), 12.4mi north of Kawaihae, Hawaii. It is state archaeological site 10-02-2245, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1973 as site 73000654. Just to the north, Māhukona Beach Park is on a bay where a sugar mill once stood.
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  • If you are visiting the Big Island by car, you will be traveling many miles. But take an opportunity to stop at the Hawai'i park signs. When traveling along Hwy 270 you are greeted by a wonderful ocea...  more »
  • Well worth the visit. A little off the beaten path. Amazing to see a Hawaiian Fishing Village that was active within the last century! Life can be easily imagined as you walk through the fishing villa...  more »
  • I am surprised that this park doesn't get more attention from a tourist standpoint. (It was pretty far down in TA listings, and not to be found at all in a lot of the print materials I picked up.) It ...  more »
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  • The trail can be a little hard to follow around at times, and I wish it had actual bathrooms instead of port-a-pots, but it was an extremely interesting park and we were lucky enough to see two monk seals playing in the water for quite a while. We also saw a dolphin or two out in the water.
  • Awesome historic spot. Cool 600 yr old fishing village
  • Great place to stop and learn some history.
  • Nice stopping place to read about the area's history. Pretty easy, short hike.
  • A must to walk through. So much history. Wonderful place.