Peace Hill is aptly named. From the hilltop at the end of the headland
separating Hawksnest and Denis Bays, you can enjoy an absolutely spectacular
view of the north coast of St. John and beyond. Years ago, a windmill
was powered by the constant trade winds that passed unimpeded over the
hill. The semi-restored ruin now provides a dramatic backdrop to the
unique tranquility of the hilltop.
The trail to Peace Hill begins at the parking area located about a
half mile east of Hawksnest Beach and leads to the top of Peace Hill.
It’s a short easy walk, only about a tenth of a mile on a well-maintained
track with a moderate grade.
Denis Bay Spur Trail
About 20 yards up the Peace Hill Trail, a 0.2 mile spur trail on the right leads
to the western end of Denis
Bay near Perkins Cay. This is not an official Park trail and although not
regularly maintained, it is generally in good condition.