As you all know, I loooooove to get my sweat on. The sweatier the better, am I right?! That being said, some days I can’t bring myself to go to the gym, it’s just not happening. On days where my body decides we are boycotting the gym, instead of binge eating pizza and ice cream all day (YUM), I try and get outside and enjoy the beautiful nature this island offers, while getting my heart rate up.
Hiking is one of my favvv outdoor activities. Getting a cardio workout AND enjoying nature with good company, now that is a day well spent!
St. Vincent’s Nature Trail is an easy hike, definitely suitable for all ages/fitness levels. I hiked it with my boyfriend, both of us have fairly high fitness levels and we found the hike to be more of a leisurely morning walk, in a beautiful lush rainforest of course! Also, it only took about two hours to hike, perfect start to the day!
One of the unique things about this hike is the signs that describe the wildlife and vegetation you can see throughout the trail. I don’t know why, but this trail reminds me of that children’s show “The Magic Schoolbus.” The signs everywhere, educational… for some reason my mind instantly wandered to this show. Am I Ms. Fizzle?!
Not being from St. Vincent, I absolutely loved learning about all the tropical plants and animals that are native to this area. It gives you something to search for while walking (amazing if you happen to be as hyperactive as me), time flies by! A little game we played on this hike: taking turns reading the signs out loud and seeing who could spot the animal/plant first. Now I know I don’t even need to tell you who won, but I will. And I did.
I was the winner!!
Not that I get overly competitive or anything…
Now, hands down the best part of this nature trail is the parrot lookout. I am not typically a bird watcher, but this part of the trail made me want to get some binoculars and get my bird spy game on. St. Vincent is home to a rare parrot that can be spotted at this lookout! If you happen to hike on a day and don’t see a parrot flying around, you will definitely hear their call!
If you are on the island of St. Vincent, this trail is a MUST!
LOCATION: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
TRAIL: Vermont Nature Trail – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
DURATION: 2 hours