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Day 140 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – See the Heart of Sugar-Producing Jamaica at Petersfield

Petersfield Roaring River
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The community of Petersfield  is the home of many of those who work at the Frome Sugar Estate. This rural town has only one street and is one of the oldest townships in Jamaica, dating to the late 17th century when it was the home of sugar workers from the Roaring River Estate. This is a town where the residents take pride in its quiet and its slow pace of life. As noted, the Roaring River is nearby, a natural wonder hidden in the cane county of Westmoreland. The river travels for miles underground before appearing near Petersfield. Here you can see water lilies and lush, green vegetation, and explore the Roaring River cave carved into the cliff there. Don’t miss the deep freshwater sinkhole near the cave – residents say the hole is bottomless – where you can swim in amazingly pure water.

In case you missed any of the past “365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica“, here they are all together.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Gina Moss

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