The Ancient Forest In Hawaii That’s Right Out Of A Storybook
The Hawaiian Islands are known across the planet for our incredible beaches and nearly 750 miles of gorgeous coastline, but most people don’t associate the Aloha State with sprawling forests. And while all of our incredible forests are enchanting, there is one ancient forest nestled on Hawaii Island that looks as though it was ripped from the pages of your favorite fairytale. This is the Kalopa Native Forest State Park & Recreation Area, and it is undoubtedly worth a visit if you find yourself on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast near Honoka’a.
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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