Fodor's Expert Review Hog Bay Park
Dockyard and The Western Parishes Park (National/State/Provincial)
Near their starting points, trails in this park are dominated mostly by agricultural land; however, once you trek past rows of vegetables, you'll find one of the best views along the western part of south shore. Outside of the arable land, there are 32 acres to explore via trails covered with endemic spice trees, as well as the remains of cedar trees that were affected by the blight in the 1940s and ’50s that destroyed much of the island's cedar tree population. But the standout is the steep coastal path that leads to the shallow shoreline. If your timing is just right, you'll find a small beach. But regardless, there are tide pools to explore, and the shallow waters mean there are plenty of opportunities to spot hog fish and brightly colored parrot fish.