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Things to Do in North Kohala – Visit a Working Ranch for a 4th of July Rodeo

The Big Island’s northernmost tip – North Kohala – is a lush, pastoral place. Here you’ll find rolling hills and meadows studded with grazing cattle and blanketed in velvety green. Cooling mists of rain are common here.

While North Kohala’s neighbor, South Kohala (a.k.a The Kohala Coast), boasts alluring luxury resorts and world-class golf, North Kohala bears the hallmarks of a rich agricultural past. Its paniolo (that’s Hawaiian cowboys), cattle, and rodeo tradition present a true slice of Old Hawaii.

North Kohala’s ranching history stretches back generations, when King Kamehameha I was gifted five longhorn cattle that quickly multiplied. Cattle… Read More

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