At the park’s heart is the crater lake that gives the park its name, Grand Etang Lake. A network of walking trails meanders away from the lake, through the park, around the lake and towards the coast via the Concord Falls. Choose from 20-minute ambles to multi-hour treks.
You’ll be greeted by local monkeys at the visitor center, where you can pick up walking trail leaflets on park destinations like Seven Sisters Falls and Mt Qua Qua.
While walking, see if you can spot mahogany trees, hummingbirds, frogs, lizards, mongoose, armadillos, tropical flowers, caribs and hawks.
Review by linda b, March 2013
Doing what: Small-Group Hiking Adventure through Grand Etang National Park in Grenada
Although we didn't see any rainforest animals on our tour, the flora was amazing and the waterfalls were as beautiful to behold as the pools were to swim in. Our guide, Tony, was knowledgeable about both the flora and fauna, as well as Grenadan history. He stopped frequently during our hike to point our specific flowers and trees, and on the drive to Grand Etang Park he stopped several times along the road to point out things we would have missed on our own, such as a rainbow eucalyptus tree, and to allow us to take photos of sites such as the harbor in St. George. The hike was not overly difficult, especially using a walking stick, but part of the path was steep and you had to be careful there. Tony stopped several times on the way back to allow me to catch my breath (I'm 59 and not in the best of shape!), and he lent a hand when I needed it. We ended our hike muddy and tired, but thoroughly enthralled with our rainforest trek!