The 22,000-acre park contains the island's highest peak, the 4,747-foot Morne Diablotin, and is the main nesting area for two species of endangered parrots. A loop trail includes a parrot-viewing platform while the steep, muddy route to the top of Diablotin is one of Dominica's toughest hikes.

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Parks and Outdoors Review of Northern Forest Reserve

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • The most likely spot for glimpsing the parrots, along with almost 100 other species of birds, is along the Syndicate Trail, which begins at a visitors center at the end of a signed road off the main west coast highway on the north end of the island, shortly after the marked trail to Morne Diablotin.
  • The Syndicate Visitors Center features interpretive displays that describe the rain forest and its plants, animals, and birds. Restrooms and a snack shop are located on site.
  • It is essential to hire a qualified guide to lead you to the summit of Morne Diablotin, and highly recommended for just touring the nature preserves.
The Northern Forest Reserve covers a vast area of the island and sits adjacent to Morne Diablotin National Park, giving the protected space a combined area of 34 square miles. Morne Diablotin, Dominica's highest peak, and Syndicate Estate, a popular

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