Hāmākua Historic Corridor
For many, crossing the “singing” bridge out of Hilo (which hums when driven over) is the first step on a day of adventures along the dramatic coastline north. A first stop for many is the impossibly beautiful Akaka Falls. Akaka Falls State Park is about 11 minutes north of Hilo along the Hawaiʻi Belt Road (the only road), after a left turn on Route 220. The park is at the end of the Route 220. This long, lacy, silvery falls measures nearly 450 feet, dropping into a stone bowl in a spray of picturesque mist. One you park, there is a serene walk through deep green jungle along a cemented pathway to the overlook for the falls.