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The Banyan Tree Park
SHADING MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF AN ACRE, measuring nearly one-fourth of a mile in circumference and reaching upward to a height of of 60 feet, The Banyan Tree has been a Lahaina landmark for more than fourteen decades. The tree has spread over area via arial roots, which when they reach the ground, grow into thick trunks. The Lahaina Banyan Tree is the largest in the state of Hawaii.
It was planted on April 24, 1873 by the sheriff of Lahaina, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Lahainas firs Protestant Christian Mission. Every evening the Banyan Tree becomes the roosting place for most of the local MYNAH BIRD population. At sun down the tree comes alive with the tunes of thousands of these birds.
Local girl tip: You might want to wear some sleeves to protect you from the flies and the falling fruit. The fruit is globes, rose red and about one half inch in diameter.
Hand Made Crafts
Island Scents at the Banyan Tree (9am to 5pm)
Saturday & Sunday....
Don't see the both? Front Street Craft Fair across the Street
There is a NEW Craft Fair across the street from the Pacific Whale Foundation Store. Look for THE URBAN-N-ISLAND POP-UP SHOP over there on the second, third, and fourth SUNDAY ONLY...
Banyan Tree by Bus: Catch #20 bus from Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului. Ride to the end of the line (Wharf Center). Exit the bus and walk straight through the shopping center to the opoosite side. Walk down the steps, cross the street and you are at the Banyan Tree Park on Front Street in Lahaina.
Catch #30 bus from Whalers Village in Ka'anapali. Ride to the end of the line (Wharf Center). Exit the bus and walk straight through the shopping center to the opoosite side. Walk down the steps, cross the street and you are at the Banyan Tree Park on Front Street in Lahaina.
Banyan Tree by Car: Take Hwy 30 from Ka'anapali to Lahainaluna Street. Turn right., Go to the second stop sign turn left. You are on Front St. Drive two blocks the Banyan Tree Park is on the right. If you pass Burger King you are leaving the Banyan Tree area.
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