This 2,200-foot boardwalk leads to interpretive exhibits and a chance to learn about the many native and visiting birds. ©HTA/Tor Johnson
Located along the south-central coast, between the towns of Kīhei and Mā‘alaea, Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge measures approximately 700 acres and is one of the few natural wetlands remaining among the Hawaiian Islands. The refuge is a natural basin for a 56-square-mile watershed from the west Maui mountains. The seasonal conditions that occur here make it a notable place for people to observe Hawai‘i’s endangered wetland birds, along with a diversity of feathered visitors from as far away as Alaska and Canada. Milepost 6 Mokulele Hwy. (Hwy. 311), 808.875.1582, www.fws.gov/kealiapond.