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 want to spend time outdoors? You can explore a variety of different hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around the area.
Cabrits Historical and Marine Park is a popular nature preserve located in western Portsmouth. Cabrits Historical and Marine Park offer a variety of trails that guests can travel that offer a variety of scenery; ranging from ocean views along the coast to the sight of ruins and old forts. A small museum also onsite is perfect for history buffs.
Those hoping to find a another great natural attraction should consider visiting choices 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.
Be sure to look at this table for more information about your options.
|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 people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Portsmouth and nearby areas multiple options, including 7 waterfalls and a cave.
You should consider visiting Brandy Falls, which is found 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 choice to consider 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 following chart shows some key facts regarding 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|
Guests can enjoy several parks in and around Portsmouth.
is situated 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 worth looking into are summarized here:
|Park||4.1 mi. North of Central Portsmouth|
|Park||3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Portsmouth|
Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Portsmouth are provided in the chart 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|
If you are looking for a wider selection of points of interest beyond just these, you should think about other possibilities. Anyone who needs to obtain more information concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.
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