Hawaii offers a vast opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun. The many opportunities are geared for people of all ages and ability levels. No matter what you may be interested in, odds on bet is that you can find it in Hawaii.
What It Offers
To be a bit more specific, Hawaii offers more than 54 state parks. These are run and operated by the Forestry service, as well as state and local entities. Some of these parks also offer access to some 20 small boat harbors and ramps.
More than 25 larger boat ramps are also operational and available for water access for a number of different water vehicles. Beaches stretch across the Hawaiian Islands for more than 275 miles.
If not in to the water recreation, there is always hiking, camping and scuba diving Honolulu. With more than 55 forest reserves and 19 natural reserves, there is sure to be a place where star gazing and enjoying nature can be indulged in. There are also more than 200 miles of hiking trails that will lead through all sorts of terrains and even historical sites.
When planning a visit to the Hawaiian Islands there are many activities available. These can be scheduled ahead of time, or one may want to make an itinerary once they arrive at their hotel. Some things that can be scheduled include:
There are also a number of historical sites where the rich history of the island and the people can be explored. Some of these sites include:
- Iolani Palace
- Royal Mausoleum
- Fort Elizabeth
There are many historical parks and recreational activities that local Rangers and state Employees can schedule during your visit.
Hunting is an activity that can also be engaged in while staying in Hawaii. The state parks run many programs for recreational and public hunting on the many acres of state forests they run. Some programs aid in helping younger hunters fine tune their abilities with a bow or a gun.
Both game bird and mammal hunting is permitted in the parks. Always be sure to get a permit and understand where hunting is permitted. Maps are available at hotels and ranger stations.