Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes
Gardens, Parks and Forests
The Sete Fontes Forest Park is one of the most important nature reserves on the island of São Jorge and one of the island's largest parks, covering an area of 12 hectares.It is thickly wooded and has many footpaths and trails leading to leisure areas such as the children's playground and a picnic area. Along the way are lakes, streams and various springs which are the delight of all nature lovers.
Be sure to see the great diversity of plants that are to be found here, such as cryptomerias, ferns, fuchsias, azaleas and several different types of climber.
Inside the park, attention is drawn to the small chapel of São João Baptista, a monument built in homage to the emigrants, and a small zoo with deer, Vietnamese pigs, rabbits and parakeets, amongst others.
Be sure to visit the various viewpoints offering views over the islands of Pico, Faial, Graciosa and Terceira.
Velas - Ilha de São Jorge
Altitude: 350m-500m. Area: 12 ha.