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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  • 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 »
  • and you can get a little exercise to boot. Lapakahi State Park is about 40 acres consisting of two trails loops; one through the old village site and the other trail goes along the shoreline of Koai'e...  more »
  • If you are driving by this is worth a stop, if not then I would not make a special trip. Self guided trail showing foundation remains of a few buildings, description of life then, walk by a beautiful ...  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.

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