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The east, or windward side of the Big Island is an amazing collection of environments and beauty.   Generally wetter than the west, or Kona side, the Hilo side contains the islands best waterfalls, deep rain and cloud forests, chiseled canyons, sloping grasslands, and of course, our active volcano!


Add to that the charm of old town Hilo, small happy villages up and down the coast, and the traditions of many cultures, you can find an amazing vacation adventure.   Just 25 Miles south from the Hilo airport, Volcano Village rises to 4000 feet above sea level on the side of Mauna Loa, one of the two large, ancient volcanoes that make up the island.   And just 1 mile from The Village is the entrance to Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, home of the active Kilauea Crater, still puffing clouds into the sky and glowing at night.


The park is easy to access, with a large visitor's center and informative staff.   There's miles of trails you can explore on your own, or with a park guide, easy viewing access from car parking lots, or from along the many trails.   You can call or visit the parks web site (see the link above) for information on the volcanic activity, events, or other treats.


























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