is America's Paradise in the Caribbean.
is 1700 miles south of New York,
1100 miles south east of Miami, near
the eastern tip of the Caribbean
island chain. On the same latitude
as Acapulco and Hawaii, just below
the Tropic of Cancer, it is eternal
summer caressed by cooling
tradewinds. The average temperature
is in the mid-80s, and there's just
enough rain to keep the ixora,
hibiscus and bougainvillea in bloom.
The island is 22.7 miles long, and
at its widest only 8 miles, but in
this stretch there are great varying
landscapes. The eastern end is dry,
with giant cactus and yucca
clusters. The middle is flat fertile
land, once the site of massive sugar
cane plantations. The western end
rises to a height of 1,096 feet on
Blue Mountain, culminating in a rain
forest of giant mahogany, saman and
The beaches are unique, some quiet
coves, some, like Cane Bay, a world
renown dive site. Snorkeling is
easy, for abundant sea life and
coral reefs are close to shore. The
high salt content of the Caribbean
Sea makes you more bouyant so
snorkeling here is easy.
AUGUST 7, 7 PM
Slow Down Dinner Experience Ridge to Reef Farm
Top chefs & farmers convene @ the farm to create a premier farm-to-table
experience: 6 courses of local organic crops & pasture raised meats &
good wines. Arrive @ 6:15 for a farm tour! $60 pp. RSVP required: (340)
AUGUST 11, 5:30-6:30 PM
National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse
The National Park holds monthly lectures that dis - cuss topics
regarding current research at St. Croix’s three National Parks. Ft.
Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.
AUGUST 13, 10 AM-2 PM
Arrow Making Workshop Mt. Victory Camp Eco-Lodge
Learn how to make functional and beautiful arrows using materials from
the landscape. $25 Bring your lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983 or
Mt. Stewart Gut Hike St. Croix Hiking Association
Take a 3 ½- mile moderate hike along one of the longest streams on St.
Croix. You will learn about natural, cultural and historical features of
the area. For more info: (340) 772-2073 stcroixhiking.org.
NOON UNTIL SEA Beach Party Southgate Coastal Reserve
Join St. Croix Environmental Association for an end of summer beach
party! Food & drinks for sale. Beach games for adults & kids. Details:
Face - book, (340) 773-1989 www.stxenvironmental.org
AUGUST 14, 4-10 PM
Test ‘n Tune & Bracket Racing St. Croix Motorsports Complex
Test your car’s ability to perform! The New Carib - bean Drag Racing
Association invites you to join in the fun @ the tracks. Info: Facebook,