Natural Attractions in Roseau

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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.  

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Attractions Map

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.

Parrot Sanctuary 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 Middleham Falls Hiking Trails. The trail takes about an hour each way if you travel at a moderate pace.

Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail: 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.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Roseau
Name Type Location
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau
Middleham Falls Hiking Trails Hiking Trail 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau
Parrot Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Roseau
Scott's Head Marine Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.7 mi. South of Central Roseau
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 5.9 mi. East of Central Roseau
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail Bellevue Chopin, 3.6 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Hiking Trail Wotten Waven, 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Roseau


Trafalgar Falls

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.

Waterfalls Near Roseau
Name Type Location
Dubac Falls 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

Parks and Botanical Gardens

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.

Parks and Gardens In Roseau
Name Type Location
Lindo Park Park 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Roseau
Loubiere Playing Field Park 1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau
Newtown Savannah Park 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau
Pebble's Park Park Downtown Roseau
The Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden 0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Roseau
Windsor Park Park 0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Roseau

Land Formations

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.

Land Formations In Roseau
Name Type Location
Pringles Bay Bay Canefield, 2.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Roseau
Woodbridge Bay Bay 1.1 mi. North of Downtown Roseau
Woodbridge Bay Port 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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