Middleham Falls

Located inside Morne Tios Pitons National Park, this large waterfall is the iconic rain forest waterfall; complete with lush trees, moss covered rocks, and the rumble of water pounding into a pool, creating a thick spray of mist. The exotic waterfall is only part of the sight to see, as the journey to it will bring you past old coffee plantations as well as a collapsed lava tube; a geological wonder that may have helped create the island itself.

Middleham Falls is a waterfall three-hundred feet high. The sheer mass of the falling water creates a shroud of mist around the base, adding to the intrigue. Luckily, the pool the water fills is relatively large, so the mist does not hamper any adventurous spirits that wish to jump in and swim around the falls, just be careful as the edges of the pool are lined with large rocks.

Location

Middleham Falls lies on the island of Dominica, 1.7 miles north of Wotten Waven; it is four miles (six kilometers) to the northeast of Roseau.

There are both walking and driving routes to Middleham Falls. Located closer to the west coast of the island, taking Roseau's Valley Road will take you into the right direction, though directions from locals can better point you in the right direction. If driving, it may be safe to have an off road vehicle, as the terrain can be rough around the waterfall. If walking, the trail for the most part can be completed with ease, with only a few rough areas of steep inclines and declines.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be enjoying fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. The most proximate restaurant to Middleham Falls is Cafe Mon Plezi, which offers Creole food. Roxy's Restaurant and Papillote Rainforest Restaurant are some more refreshment choices nearby where travelers will have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Dominica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider Trafalgar Falls and Ti Tou Gorge Fall; the first and closest of which is one and a quarter miles to the south-southeast of Middleham Falls. Other types of local activities include Rainforest Aerial Tram, which is within driving distance in Laudat. Also, you might think about visiting Papillote Tropical Gardens, which is another attraction not far away.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Middleham Falls.

Attractions Near Middleham Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Rainforest Aerial Tram Other Attraction 1.0 mi. (6.4 km) SE Laudat
Papillote Tropical Gardens Other Attraction 1.2 mi. (5.3 km) S 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Atrium Valley Gardens -- -- -- 3.4 mi. North-Northeast of Roseau
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Other Attraction 1.4 mi. (5.3 km) S Wotten Waven
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail GeoFeature 1.6 mi. (8.6 km) ENE 5.3 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Ti Kwen Glo Cho -- -- -- Wotten Waven
Middleham Falls Hiking Trails GeoFeature -- -- 2.1 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Morne Trois Pitons Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 6.4 mi. Northeast of Roseau

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Cost

There is a fee.

Location: Dominica

 

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