Volcano Awareness Month: Hot Stuff!

January 27, 2011||Big Island: Weather and Nature

As part of Hawaii Island’s second annual Volcano Awareness Month, some friends and I recently took advantage of one of the scientist-led walks at Devastation Trail.

April 16, 2010||Big Island Communities: Districts & Subdivisions, Big Island: Weather and Nature

National Park Week on the Big Island 

Entrance Fees Waived April 17-April 25 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the most-visited sites on the Big Island of Hawaii. During National Park Week, from April 17-April 25, visitors and residents can explore the park for free! There are four special events scheduled for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during National Park Week: April 19: The Naiulani Nature Walk is a one-hour walk through a lush old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy 1/7-mile loop trail. April 20: After Dark in the Park - Special Presentation: Ocean Stewardship in Pacific Island National Parks April 23: Volunteer Forest Reforestation Program April 25: Kipuka'akihi at Kahuku - Ranger-led hike and work day Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivision Known for cool temperatures, lush native foliage and, of course, easy access to golf and dining, Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivision is just a short drive from the park entrance. MLS 229173... Read More 

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December 2, 2008||Big Island: History and Culture


"There was once a golf course in Volcano Village, which not many people remember. The old clubhouse still stands on Maile and Anuhea Circle. It had a pair of small rooms that golfers bunked in overnight. The location was between Kalani Honua Loop, Anuhea Circle and Maile Ave." In the 1920's the present golf course began with three holes, one of which was inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The greens were fenced to keep the cows from the adjacent Keauhou Ranch from trampling the tended greens, but the fairways were cow pasture in those days. They had an event called the "Tomato Can Tournament." The cups were made from tomato cans, hence the name. Roy Blackshear of the Shipman family played an important part in organizing those early events. Later, the Keauhou Ranch moved the family home and barns to a new location next to the winery, to allow for the expansion that was to come. Soon, C. Brewer came along to build the existing clubhouse and... Read More 

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