A Visit to Peace Hill
The Peace Hill hike on St. John is a very easy one, but nonetheless very rewarding. It begins at a small parking lot off Northshore Road, about half a mile after Hawksnest. A 10 minute walk on a well-maintained trail with moderate incline brings you to a breathtaking view over Hawksnest and Dennis Bay.
There are ruins of an old windmill at the top that originally was powered by the constant trade winds that passed over the top of the hill.
True to its name, Peace Hill is a truly peaceful place, there are rarely any crowds and it is great for a picnic and watching the sunset. It was voted as one of the top 10 romantic places to see while on honeymoon on St. John.
There doesn’t appear to be any damage from Hurricane Irma. Having just visited one of our favorite spots on St John just a couple of days ago, we can attest it’s just as great as ever!