Quiet and forested, North Hilo is one of the more quiet and peaceful of the Hilo moku. One of three that formally encompass the Hamakua Coast, this area is scenic and offers several parks a museum and more. Quiet and heavily forested, the lifestyle here is simple and serene. Area residents live among an abundance of fragrant yellow ginger, eucalyptus trees and a few quaint shops and restaurants. The area has a plantation history and the town of Laupahoehoe has a population of under 500 people and the main attraction is the Laupahoehoe Train Museum and the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park where a wonderful tropical setting is quite romantic and offers picnic tables, tidepools and a picturesque shoreline.