The Francis Bay Trail is a hidden little jewel located near Mary Point and the place to go if you love birdwatching. Enjoy this awesome .7 mile nature loop with two entrances as it would be considered an easy hike on Saint John taking less than 30 minutes to complete, or if you get caught up in all of the wildlife splendor or start smelling the exquisite Caribbean flowers, it may take you quite a bit longer. Experience sugar factory ruins, the remains of the Mary Point Great House, and a brackish salt pond providing an excellent resident and migratory bird habitat.
Many Visitors who are avid birdwatchers really like the hillside area on the hike, as well as the salt pond. Commonly seen are thrashers, hummingbirds, doves, mangrove cuckoos, egrets, guineafowl, osprey, brown boobies, oystercatchers, pelicans, terns, and many more. Be careful of the wildlife such as hermit crabs, and keep your eyes out for mongoose, iguanas, deer, and donkeys. Fun for the whole family. A large portion of the trail is wheel-chair accessible, although not all. From the parking area to the accessible ramp is .5 miles.