Back in July 2018, they started work on the Mary’s Point (Palmetto Point) trail. (What a project that was!) Palmetto Point was the first settlement formed on Saba in the early-17th Century (c. 1629AD). These first inhabitants had links to pirates, and in 1934, due to heavy erosion in the area, residents of Mary’s Point relocated to The Promised Land.
The SCF crew built over 200 steps to the old village, stabilized the steep slope and took out large boulders. There are now also rope railings on the more challenging parts of the trail.
Trails to Mary's Point (Palmetto Point) - Images by Kai Wulf Photography
We are thrilled to say - Saba’s Mt. Scenery acquired national park status
(regional, national, and international) in September 2019.
The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Carola Schouten,
signed the official document at the SCF office.
In January 2020 - Crispeen Trail was completed. This historical track of almost 1KM connected The Bottom to St. Johns and beyond. The trail now has restored walls, foundations, and steps.
Crispeen Trail - Images by Kai Wulf Photography
During the pandemic, the SCF also oversaw the building of boardwalks on the top of Mt. Scenery for hikers to reach different lookout points with greater ease. Of course, it’s still the highest point in the Dutch Caribbean and one of our claims to fame.
Boardwalks on Mt Scenery - Images by Kai Wulf Photography
Want another reason to come to Saba?
Come and hike our improved trails!
Saba's nature - Images by Kai Wulf Photography
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