St. John, USVI
Francis Bay Trail
|A good birding trail in winter months.|
9. Francis Bay Trail
Length: 0.5 miles. Time: 30 minutes. Difficulty: 1. Trailhead: At the intersection of the Leinster Bay and Maho Bay Roads, near the stone building.
First, the path goes through dry scrub forest and past
the ruins of the Francis Bay Estate House. Note the
old floor tiles but don't try to enter the rickety ruins.
After climbing a small hill, you'll enter a mangrove forest and cross a brackish pond by boardwalk. This where you're apt to see birds, such as mangrove cuckoo, white-cheeked pintail and smooth- billed ani.
The trail then takes you out to Francis Bay Beach, a popular snorkeling spot.