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The Hermitage

Cat Island
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Thank you Father Jerome

for building The Hermitage to honour your faith and to the Roman Catholic Church for sharing it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rejuvenate
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Manitoba, Canada
A little hike after lunch

Have been here every trip to Cat Island. Trail has been recently "fixed up" both the easy and hard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“highest point” (28 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
“flip flops” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

for building The Hermitage to honour your faith and to the Roman Catholic Church for sharing it with us. It truly is a spectacular site, one not to be missed when visiting Cat Island. We first became acquainted with Father Jerome and his love for...More

Thank rejuvenate
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here every trip to Cat Island. Trail has been recently "fixed up" both the easy and hard way. Bluebird restaurant has great food and is across from the entrance to Mt. Alverina. Great views of the whole island. No restrooms or services but...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you wear sneakers as it is a walk. Great view of the island. Beautiful structure and great story behind it.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous adventure. Wear good hiking shoes, no flip flops or you’ll fall. Climb the hand cut stairs to see the stations of the cross and the beautiful tiny chapel at the top. Fabulous views!

Thank TBMARE
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Took an old bike 4 miles from FBV to see the Hermitage. Was actually a fun little hike up the "mountain" to it.

Thank worldadventurers
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Looks a longer hike than what it is. In three parts. First is rocky. Divides into two paths. To the left is an easy slow rise and to the right is the original Father Jerome pathway. Third part of the Father Jerome way is step...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was a really cool site, built by hand by a hermit/monk. The stone work was interesting and the views of the surrounding country side and ocean were good.

Thank hklawren
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Father Jerome was the "hermit" who built this mini-monestary and a few other churches on the island. He must have had a really interesting story. There's no one "running" this site so we just pulled up in the car with our dog and started walking....More

Thank JandMSUP
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Climb up Como Hill was awesome and the view spectacular! The detail on the building was a master piece.

Thank Anishka C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went in July 2016. There was no one there but us. Steep climb. A bird followed us up and down the climb, squawking incessantly. Almost as if the bird was saying we were not welcome. Weird spiritually, but logically I think we were close...More

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