From Roseau, you can drive or even hike to one of the most important natural landmarks on the island of Dominica: the Morne Trios Pitons National Park. From atop the mountain you can gaze down over Roseau and the rest of the island, taking in the other sites worth seeing, such as waterfalls, hiking trails and even a botanical garden.
Do you want to spend time outdoors? You can choose from a range of different hiking trails and some nature preserves in and around the area.
is a nature preserve located in the heart of Roseau. The main birds at the reserve are the Imperial Sisserou Parrot, Dominica's National Bird, and the Jaco parrot.
Travelers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like. The trail takes about an hour each way if you travel at a moderate pace.
: Take a walk down one of several trails around the Freshwater Lake.
Review the following table to learn more about nature preserves and hiking spots.
|Hiking Trail||5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.7 mi. South of Central Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||5.9 mi. East of Central Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||Bellevue Chopin, 3.6 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau|
|Hiking Trail||Wotten Waven, 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Roseau|
Even though most people visiting the area are drawn by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Roseau multiple choices, including 6 waterfalls.
You might enjoy a visit to Trafalgar Falls, which is found 3.7 mi. East-Northeast of central Roseau. Trafalgar Falls are located on the West side of the island, and are only a short distance form Roseau and is complete with areas for parking. There is also a hiking trail located on the other side of the island at Three Rivers Eco Lodge that goes to this waterfall, though the hike will take several hours each way.
Another option to consider is Middleham Falls. It is situated 3.8 mi. Northeast of central Roseau. 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.
The chart just below provides you with more details regarding waterfalls.
|Waterfall||6.3 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau|
|Dubique Falls||Waterfall||6.3 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau|
|Middleham Falls||Waterfall||3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau|
|Spanny's Twin Falls||Waterfall||7.4 mi. North of Central Roseau|
|Ti Tou Gorge Fall||Waterfall||4.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Roseau|
|Trafalgar Falls||Waterfall||3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Roseau|
Travelers can visit one of the many parks, as well as 4 botanical gardens in Roseau.
If you enjoy tropical vegetation, you might want to visit The Botanical Gardens, which is located in the heart of Roseau. The gardens offer trails that take you through different sections that separate plants, namely native and exotic. The plants are not the only view offered here though, as the walk will take you to a lookout hill where you will claim an amazing sight of the surrounding area.
The parks and gardens worth considering are summarized right below.
|Park||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Roseau|
|Park||1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Park||0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau|
|The Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Park||0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Roseau are displayed down below.
|Bay||Canefield, 2.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Roseau|
|Bay||1.1 mi. North of Downtown Roseau|
|Harbour||1.0 mi. North of Downtown Roseau|
If you want to learn about a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should cast a wider net. To read our page about other attractions, go to this page.
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