River Bumpkin Farm, Trelawny, Jamaica

Bumpkin farm

River Bumpkin Farm, Trelawny, Jamaica

Calling all adventure seekers! Hidden away behind the lush Trelawny forests, this quaint plantation takes you off the beaten path to a site brimming with history and excitement.

From river tubing to tours of the ruins and kayaking down the gentle river’s edge, to biking past some of the most beautiful landscape Jamaica has to offer, this natural gem is the perfect place to connect with nature. River Bumpkin Farm, as it is called, can accommodate 60 persons per day on its 59-acre property located in the Cockpit Country.

Activities range from river tubing and kayaking to bicycle adventures to tours of the ruins. “In our business, showcasing what is unique and beautiful about Jamaica is pretty tough, so we are constantly looking for opportunities and people have been asking for new and exciting tours,” said Island Routes General Manager David Shields.

The property was initially supposed to be developed into a weekend resort, but after the owners discovered that the land had been used for rum and sugar cane productions, management immediately shifted focus. “Once we started clearing the property and discovered the ruins, we recognised that we had a history to that needed to be shared with Jamaica,” said Miguel Authors, Operations Manager at River Bumpkin Farm.

“Back in the 1970s there was a cluster of three estates that contributed significantly to the growth of Falmouth, based on the sugar cane exports that they collectively made. We are currently sitting on one of those estates. “It’s really a step back to when everything was easy going, like a country style life. The guests are delighted with the information that we are providing on the tours as well as with the experience of being on farm.”

Activities include:

Bumpkin River Kayaking

River Kayaking

Share a wonderful adventure built for two. Start by venturing on a short scenic walk along the riverbank to an open area where you will find your kayak waiting. You will find yourself immersed in the tranquility of the water as your kayak glides through. Around the bend, the river begins to pick up the pace, challenging you to paddle through various areas of the picturesque river pools.
 2:30 hours approx.

What to Bring:

  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
  • Not handicapped accessible

Bumpkin River Rafting

RIVER BUMPKIN BICYCLE TREK & BAMBOO RIVER RAFTING

Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the historical town of Falmouth with interesting facts about the port that was once used for sugar exports and how it was transformed into this newly constructed cruise ship pier. Before you arrive at Martha Brae you will make a quick stop at Water Square, the first place in the western hemisphere to have running water (even before the city of New York). When you arrive at Martha Brae you will enjoy the pleasures of meandering downstream on you a bamboo raft with you own raft captain as your personal guide. After rafting you will then be taken to the River Bumpkin Farm where you will experience a part of Jamaica’s unique past as you take a leisure bicycle ride through historically-rich paths. Follow your guides along the Martha Brae River to the Potosi Estate Boiler House Ruins and waterwheel with a tour of the ruins. The adventure culminates in the river where guests get to cool down in its pristine waters.

 4:30 hours approx.

What to Bring:
  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
  • Not handicapped accessible

River Bumpkin Tubing

RIVER BUMPKIN TUBING ADVENTURE

The adventure starts the moment you board your tube at the water’s edge. As you navigate the peaceful river, your knowledgeable guide will show you the ropes and introduce you to a seldom-seen side of Jamaica. Be on the lookout for exotic, indigenous animals living in this luscious tropical habitat. Experience the twists and turns brought on by the river and take-in the majestic scenery of Jamaica. 2:30 hours approx. What to Bring:

  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
  • Not handicapped accessible

River Bumpkin Bicycle

RIVER BUMPKIN BICYCLE TREK

Discover a side of Jamaica known only by a lucky few. Tear yourself away from the beach and go on a picturesque bike ride along the gorgeous Martha Brae River. Spot cascading waterfalls as well as phenomenal ruins including a once-working aqueduct, a mill house and a former distilling house. Enjoy the wonders of Jamaica on this unforgettable ride.

2:30 hours approx,

What to Bring:

 

  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
  • Not handicapped accessible

 

 

The River Bumpkin Farm

RIVER BUMPKIN BREAK ADVENTURE

Sit back, relax and enjoy the warm sunshine along the riverbank. This unique experience combines the best of the beach and the river all in one stunning location. Enjoy the views of the cascading waterfalls of the Martha Brae River as you lie on comfortable chairs. Hungry? No worries ‘Mon! We’ve got Jamaica’s best jerk chicken ready for you Our Jerk is seasoned with a marinade full of delectable spices. And don’t fret, we’ve got it all—chicken, pork, corn, yam sweet potato and more.

3:30 hours approx.

What to Bring:
  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

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One thought on “River Bumpkin Farm, Trelawny, Jamaica

  1. I had the chance to experience the river tubing. I had “loads”of fun. I loved our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and had a story behind everything. From the various plant species to the ruins. There was never a dull moment. You go Dancer/Spider Man!. I’m definitely coming back.

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