Portsmouth is an ideal destination to explore the natural side of Dominica. Within less than 10 miles of the city center there are three very important nature preserves, almost a dozen shimmering waterfalls, and even two bodies of water which are said to have healing powers.
Do you like being under the open sky? You can explore quite a number of hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around Portsmouth.
Cabrits Historical and Marine Park is a great nature preserve located in western Portsmouth. This nature preserve is a mixture of forest and swampland that today is the location of choice for both tourists and migratory birds. In addition, the site is also home to a large fort built by the British in the latter part of the eighteenth century that included around 50 different building.
Travelers looking to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting opportunities like Morne Diablotin National Park. Established in the year 2000, Morne Diablotin National Park serves as a safe haven for the Sisserou Parrot, the symbol of Dominica that has sadly been driven to the verge of extinction.
Check this table if you want more information.
|Cabrits Historical and Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Portsmouth|
|Morne Diablotin National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.5 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.8 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||1.8 mi. East of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||3.8 mi. North of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||7.0 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||8.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Hiking Trail||4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
Although most travelers have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Portsmouth and nearby areas some interesting options, including 7 waterfalls and a cave.
You should consider visiting Brandy Falls, which is situated in Portsmouth. To reach this waterfall, an ATV is recommended, as the trail leading to it is slippery and can lead to injury. The trail is located off the main road that passes through Dos D' Ane, and cuts of the North Peninsula from the rest of the island.
A second place to consider is Milton Falls. It is located 5.5 mi. South-Southeast of central Portsmouth. Near Syndicate Estate is a secluded water fall called Milton Falls that attracts guest because of the easy 15 minute trail walk, and the mesmerizing beauty.
The table below lists more information about waterfalls and caves.
|Brandy Falls||Waterfall||1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Brenner Falls||Waterfall||3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Fond Morgan Waterfall||Waterfall||18.6 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Milton Falls||Waterfall||5.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Cave||7.6 mi. East of Central Portsmouth|
|Soltoun Falls||Waterfall||13.0 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
|Spanny's Twin Falls||Waterfall||13.6 mi. Southeast of Central Portsmouth|
Visitors can enjoy a few parks in and around Portsmouth.
is located 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of central Portsmouth. While a sulfur infused mud-bath may not seem like the recipe for relaxation, it is claimed to work and also be good for your skin. Enter this bubbling bath that is fueled by the volcanic activity beneath the island.
The parks available can be seen in the table below.
|Park||4.1 mi. North of Central Portsmouth|
|Park||3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Portsmouth|
Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Portsmouth can be seen directly below.
|Bay||1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Portsmouth|
|Harbour||0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Portsmouth|
|Prince Rupert Bay||Harbour||0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Portsmouth|
|Point||1.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Portsmouth|
Bear in mind, Portsmouth includes other attractions. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, read this article.
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