Sunday, July 7, 2013

Twin Falls Botanical Preserve: Choice Tropical Fruit on Maui

Don't stop at Twin Falls Botanical Preserve, at the beginning of the Hana Highway, if you plan on making the daytrip to the Pools of Oheo. Better to plan on spending half a day here exploring eight waterfalls with pools, connected by trails through wild botanical gardens. Be forewarned: Weekends can be a zoo, ecpecially during peak tourist times. People swing from ropes and jump from cilffs of varying heights. Some of it is pretty hairy, so newcomers should not get too zany. The popular stop is at what was formerly the Twin Falls Fruit Stand. At the very least pull in and bag some apple bannans, papaya, and avos. And if they are still taking donations, you might want to toss them a few bucks. There aren't many private lands that are as visitor friendly in Hawaii. Maui Trailblazer has more details on page 119.