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This website is dedicated to the enjoyment of the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, a range that rises to a height of 7402 feet. No bare rocks, snow or ice... just green, lush countryside and trails that wind their way through small, intimate communities reflecting Jamaica's history and the resiliance of its people.

We invite you to enjoy what you see, and then come and see it for real! Stay in the hills with a family, or in separate guest accommodation. Or consider a tour or a hike, even suggest one of your own. We may be able to help...

We started out in March 2006 from two separate but related initiatives:

The first was the coming together of a group of community activists from the hills / mountains to the east of Papine.

Papine itself is a busy gateway on the north-east edge of Kingston that serves the Blue Mountain areas beyond. On an evening, especially on Fridays, the busy-ness around Papine Square confirms its special status, a mixture of good-humoured banter and commercial activity as people wait for transport home, or the transport waits for them!

Our Blue Mountains are special for those who live there, despite the transport difficulties and the limited economic opportunities. But also special, we hope, for both local and foreign visitors. We would love to welcome you, our guests, into our homes, or on a hike, or on a tour... that means pleasure for you, and an income and the beginnings of a livelihood for the many who don't have work in the formal sector.

To assist this purpose, we have formed the Blue Mountain Tourism Initiative, a group of community-minded people who would like to help develop the potential of the area for the enjoyment of visitors and the benefit of those who live there.

The second initiative was a different group of us, some from the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH), discovering a mutual interest in exploring the mountains, by foot or vehicle... or (maybe one day) by donkey??? We have decided to 'resurrect' the Blue Mountain Club, a very active hiking club attached to Excelsior High School in the 1970s.

We can be contacted through the email address below - we welcome any and all the feedback you have for us!

Blessings, and tek care.

for the Blue Mountain Tourism Initiative / Blue Mountain Club

Paul Ward......................pgward72@gmail.com.com