Central Forest Reserve

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The Central Forest Reserve is known as a growing center of gommier, a durable and pretty tree whose wood has been used by the natives in making canoes and other kinds of tools.

Guests to the Central Forest Reserve will be given the chance to explore the first reserve on Dominica, established back in 1952.


Situated on the eastern part of the island of Dominica, close to Castle Bruce, Central Forest Reserve welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying very close, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It is 6.5 miles south of Marigot.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of dining options to select from in the area nearby this nature preserve. Islet View Restaurant, which serves Creole dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Beau Rive Restaurant and The Banana Leaf Restaurant are some of the other restaurant options within reach. At The Banana Leaf Restaurant you and your party should be sure to try out American dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Dominica.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Northern Forest Reserve and Morne Trois Pitons National Park; the first is 5.8 miles away from Central Forest Reserve. There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden, which is within traveling distance near Marigot. You might also consider making the trip to Natural Vibes Organic Farm, which is another attraction in the area.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Central Forest Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Other Attraction 2.4 mi. (9.6 km) ENE 6.0 mi. South of Marigot
Natural Vibes Organic Farm -- 2.9 mi. (8.5 km) NE 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Marigot
Mahaut Falls GeoFeature 3.1 mi. (7.4 km) NE 4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Marigot
Soltoun Falls GeoFeature 3.3 mi. (9.5 km) WSW 5.9 mi. East of Mero
Centipede Trail GeoFeature 4.1 mi. (6.1 km) NE 3.8 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Kalinago Cultural Village Museum 4.5 mi. (5.2 km) NE 3.2 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Isulukati Waterfall GeoFeature 4.6 mi. (4.7 km) NNE 2.9 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Spanny's Twin Falls GeoFeature 4.7 mi. (8.1 km) SW 5.0 mi. East of Mero

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