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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A U.S. National Park on the Big Island known for its active volcanoes, unique ecosystems, and cultural heritage.

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When tired of spending your days at the beach in Hawaii, head up the Volcano Winery. In 1986 someone decided to see if grapes could grow at 4000 feet above sea level in volcanic rock. Thankfully for us, the answer is yes. The pinot noir grape is especially fond of volcanoes. Being in the tropical land of aloha, the wine masters here decided to blend the grapes with the local fruits like guava, starfruit, passion fruit, and papaya. The winery sits just outside of Volcanoes National Park, so pack a poke picnic and head up for some unique wine tasting. Tour the vineyards with the warm Hawaiian breeze, try to find the winery cat, and check out the hole leading to a lava tube on the property. At some point, the winery is hoping to store barrels for aging in this lava tube. Please don’t drink so much wine that you fall in.

laurenallain 2 years ago

Forever shifting and changing shape thanks to the magma spews and eruptions of active Kilauea, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the place to go to get a feel for the Aloha State’s untamed geology. The 150+ miles of marked trail here weave and wiggle past scree slopes and deserts, but also plunge into lush jungles and pine forests. Unmissable POIs include the Chain of Craters Road, where parts of the asphalt are dashed, disconcertingly, by recent lava flows.

jrfrancis 4 years ago

Encompassing the summits of the planet's two most active volcanoes, Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park is an awe-inspiring destination for any adventure-goers. Explore the unique geological landscape of endless sprawling rocky formations and witness steamy glowing lava from afar.

seeker 3 years ago

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