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“Great attraction for those who enjoy ruins and exploration”
Review of New River Estate

Ranked #15 of 40 things to do in Nevis
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Owner description: For a good exploratory romp, check out this old sugar-processing estate.
Reviewed January 21, 2012

We had a great time exploring these old sugar mill ruins on the windward side. Plenty to see and easy to find. There is no visitor center. Just drive up and start exploring on your own, with a mountainous backdrop and an ocean view on the other side, and a nice hike from the ruins down to the ocean.

There is also an awesome old twisted tree there that is something one would expect to be depicted in a Washington Irving / Sleepy Hollow novel. Dilapidated ruins to climb and explore, we found tadpoles wading around in the algae covered cisterns, and a monstrous old steam engine - very cool.

We continued to follow the roads in this area down to the ocean, driving as far as we could go or walking the remaining distance. Nothing but wild donkeys in sight.

Nearby just north of here is supposed to be the Eden Brown Estate which is touted as being haunted, but unfortunately we couldn't find the whereabouts. Perhaps next time.

One of the better sugar mill ruins to explore on the island with plenty to see.

Date of experience: May 2011
5  Thank Kim_coco
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