Due to the biodiversity assessment work that the EAG has conducted throughout Antigua and Barbuda, we were asked by the Prime Minister to be part of the Steering Committee to help guide the Government in planning and implementing the Mount Obama renaming and protected area development project.
EAG’s involvement was in 3 phases, namely:
I) the Ceremony to commemorate the renaming of Boggy Peak to Mount Obama, held on August 4th 2009, the birthday of U.S. President Barack Obama. Read more and see the slideshow >
2) the planning phase for the Mount Obama Monument/National Park and
3) the operational phase of the National park.
Hikers can access the summit from the Christian Valley Agricultural Station just south of Jennings Village, or from the road east of the Cades Bay Agricultural Station.
We have marked trails to the summit from both sides and published a small guide to some of the 300 or so species of plants and animals that can be seen on the trails. At the summit, on a clear day, hikers are rewarded with views of Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Redonda, Nevis and even Saint Kitts. There are exceptionally beautiful views from the summit.
View from the ridge trail east from Mount Obama summit.