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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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  • This little visited village is located about a half hour from Kawaihae. There are two loop trails, the main trail is 0.5 miles and you can see remains of a canoe enclosure (Halau Wa'a) salt making pan...  more »
  • I imagine that once this is made into a National Park (it's going to happen) it will get some needed cleanup and support that it truly deserves. A wonderful ancient village so visitors can stroll and ...  more »
  • Decided to drive to Hawi and visit one of the national state parks. The drive there was scenic and beautiful. Easy drive. This park is a 600+ year old fishing village. Lots of history and things to se...  more »
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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. Lapakahi State Historical Park is a most to see and learn more about the history of Hawaii. Take a one mile, self-guided tour of this 262-acre park and see restored hale (houses) and lava stone walls, then play traditional Hawaiian games and learn more about life in early Hawaii. The park’s rocky shoreline also faces the Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District although swimming is not encouraged. Because the Kohala Coast can get hot, the best time of day to visit is in the morning or later in the afternoon. The name lapa kahi means "single ridge" in the Hawaiian Language, and applied to the ahupuaʻa, an ancient land division that ran from the sea up to Kohala Mountain. Historical park on the site of a 600-year old traditional fishing village. Great for picture taking, hikes, education and learning, sight seeing.
  • The historic village is nice to explore....interesting to learn about how people were living some 600 yrs ago on the big island...Snorkeling at its best but entering the water can be a challenge for some...be carefull and enjoy...
  • A must to walk through. So much history. Wonderful place.
  • This place is awesome. Hawaiian culture preserved. Those who state this is not a must see, please continue on to scenic vistas, luau, and zip lining. Mahalo to the State of Hawaii for preserving this Hawaiian fishing village so I can show my keiki and mo'opuna their heritage.
  • Great place for views photos and hiking.