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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  • This was a beautiful walking trail that winds through an old Hawaiian Village along the coast. The views are just amazing and it is not crowded with people. The walking trail is fairly easy, but it is...  more »
  • We saw this park as we were driving north along the highway and decided to stop. It turned out to be one of the prettiest places we found! It's a beautiful park with green hills, black lava rock and b...  more »
  • As Arizonans, we know and appreciate native cultural sites. (And as a native California girl, I LOVE the ocean). Peaceful, stunningly beautiful, evocative of a different way of life, which here (unlik...  more »
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  • Fairly easy walk, lots of historical sites, beautiful location. We were only here one time, and the waves were rough. At least on the day we were here, it was not a good place to get into the water.
  • Great place to visit and walk through an old village of Hawians built over 200 years ago. Stop and walk the trails. Map is supplied on site which explains what is there.
  • A serene place to watch and listen to the ocean. Not crowded. Restrooms in the parking area.
  • Nice, well maintained trail. It's a fairly easy hike. I wore my slippahs & did fine. Probably best to wear your sturdy shoes (bring your slippahs). Take your snorkeling gear! Lots of coral on the shore, not really a sandy beach. It's an area where seals congregate per the signs but we didn't see any. Bring water it gets warm- 91° on Aug 1st, not much of a breeze either when we did a later after noon hike. Park closes @ 4pm. Security guards very friendly. This is a beautiful, we'll maintained hidden gem-sacred-like & very peaceful!
  • Great place to stop and gain some knowledge. Stunning place and the man who was working there when we arrived was very friendly and even said there are some amazing snorkelling place close by, but unfortunately we didn't have any gear.

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