Morne Trois Pitons National Park

by | May 16, 2010 | Travel

Morne Trois Piton park is a World Heritage Site set outside of Roseau, the main town. From my research I was expecting a spectacular tropical setting with great hikes, boiling lakes, waterfalls galore and spectacular views.

And the views were great:

Wotten Waven valley
Wotten Waven valley

Trafalgar Falls (mother)
Trafalgar Falls (mother)

Middleham Falls
Middleham Falls

Eric soaking his feet after the hike
enjoying the cool water on my feet after our two+ mile hike to Middleham Falls

Titou Gorge
treading water in Titou Gorge

Unfortunately, the park is undergoing significant road construction, leaving the roads very dusty and extra bumpy (and that is saying something in Dominica!), and more importantly, the road signs were down. It’s amazing how lost you can get on a road with so few intersections… Having written that, the constructions crews are amazing. They were working on incredibly steep slopes with construction equipment just slightly smaller than the road, and still managed to allow traffic to pass by with fairly minimal interruption.

typical traffic delay in Dominica
a common sight on the main road to Laudat – a cement truck parallel parking!

The small sections of completed road were quite nice, and I’m sure the new road will be great. Until then there will be a lot of confused tourists wandering about the park.

Tagged with: Dominica | hiking | waterfalls

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