Magens Bay Arboretum is a shady grove of native and exotic trees, designed and planted by Arthur S. Fairchild. In 1927, Fairchild owned several estates including Louisenhoj and Magens Bay, on the north shore of St.Thomas. Mr. Fairchild was a great humanitarian and nature enthusiast. He imported hundreds of trees and plants from tropical areas all over the world. Mr. Fairchild deeded the arboretum and Magens Bay Beach to the people of the Virgin Islands in 1947.
The arboretum is home to a variety of plants, frogs, birds, butterflies, and crabs. There’s a well-maintained hiking trail, about 1.5 miles long, that allows visitors to really take in all this preserve has to offer.