The One Place In Hawaii That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

Located off the most famous winding road in Hawaii (Maui’s Hana Highway) is a little sliver of paradise home to a striking black sand beach, sea caves, fresh water pools, and cascading waterfalls. This is Waianapanapa State Park, and it looks like something straight of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth: lush, green, and entirely not of this realm.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you visited the stunning Waianapanapa State Park? Be sure to check out these 16 Hawaii state parks at some point in the future, as well as these 11 spots straight out of a fairytale.