Morne Trois Pitons National Park
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park surrounds Dominica’s second highest mountain, Morne Trois Pitons. The lush 6,857-hectare (16,936-acre) park protects six vegetation zones, from low-lying woodlands to mature rainforest.
This is the lair of the giant guinea pig known as the agouti, along with bats, frogs, parrots and hummingbirds.
Trails wind through the park to lofty lookouts from the mountain town of Laudat, on the park’s western border. A particularly scenic path winds around the perimeter of Freshwater Lake in the park, around a 30-minute stroll.
Easier access is provided by the 45-minute aerial rainforest tram, departing from Laudat. Hold your breath as you walk over the swaying suspension bridge over the treetops.
The extensive Morne Trois Pitons National Park takes up the bottom half of the island of Dominica.
The main access town is Laudat, on the park’s western border, a 40-minute trip north-east from Roseau by bus.