Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Many of Dominica's top wilderness sites are contained in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a 17,000 ac/6,880 ha national park recognized by UNESCO in 1998 as a World Heritage Site.Encompassing much of Dominica's mountainous interior, the park is primordial rainforest, varying from thick jungle to the stunted cloud forest cover on the upper slopes of Morne Trois Pitons itself.
Useful tips: One of the best starting points for a visit to the park is the village of Laudat, 7mi/11km from Roseau.
Eerie-looking Boiling Lake sits emitting bubbles from its steamy grayish waters at the end of a day-long hike.Geologists believe the 207ft/63m-wide lake, the world's second largest actively boiling lake, is a flooded fumarole, a crack in the earth allowing hot gases to vent from the molten lava below.The water temperature at the edge ranges from 180-197°F/82 - 91.5°C and in the center is actually boiling.
Titou Gorge is a crevice in which hot and cold streams intermingle. Relaxing hot springs are experienced and strong swimmers can take the clean waters that lead to a spectacular view of a waterfall.A dark, narrow water-filled canyon can be explored with the aid of the sunlight filtering from a crack above.
Fresh Water Lake
Fresh Water Lake is at the end of a hike through a forest populated with hummingbirds.The largest lake in Dominica is the site of hydro-electric work and according to local legend it is haunted by a vindictive mermaid and a monstrous serpent.
Valley of Desolation
The Valley of Desolation is an area of boiling mud ponds, brightly-colored hot springs and mini-geysers. Sulfur crystals color the ground, steam vents through cracks in the earth and streams run black in this area resembling a primeval valley.
This mist-shrouded crater-lake high in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Boeri Lake is fringed with greenery and has purple hyacinths floating on its surface.
Morne Trois Pitons Peak
Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica's second-highest peak is 4,672 ft/1,400m high.