The Charming Town In Hawaii Most People Don’t Even Know Exists

Located in upcountry Maui on the rural northwest slopes of Mount Haleakala is a charming little town worthy of a visit – and a little recognition. With a population of approximately 7,100, Makawao is one of Hawaii’s biggest little towns and is a haven for artists of all kinds. The town is famous for its Hawaiian cowboy, or paniolo, history; horseback-riding paniolo have wrangled cattle in the wide open fields of Maui’s upland since the 19th century.

While in upcountry Maui, be sure to check out these 13 amazing places, as well as the summit of Mount Haleakala.