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Day 89 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Hike Up Heron Hill

Heron Hill
Written by Staff Writer

Known now as Heron Hill, this is the site of the tomb of Captain Alexander Woodburn Heron, one of the largest landowners in Jamaica in the 19th century. He had many plantations on the island, including Wigton, Williamsfield, Kendal, Glasgow, Chudleigh, and Mile Gully. Legend has it that the Captain wanted to be buried at this location so he could look out on all his lands. Currently owned chiefly by the Windalco Bauxite Company, the old gravesites are still open to visitors. Be ready to take a bit of a hike to the site, but the view is definitely worthwhile.On a clear day, you can see Blue Mountain Peak 60 miles away.

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: Will Robson

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