|Lava Tree State Park|
Perhaps the nicest park in this section of Hawaii is right out of Pahoa on the road where it divides to either take you to Kapoho or on down to Pohoiki.
Here you will view the evidence of an eruption that was mostly ash and debris and covered some trees and hardened. Subsequent rains and winds have eroded the unhardened debris and left the trees standing!
The grounds are very nicely manicured and this is a popular spot for a get together for local families.