By Dana Niland
A number of Dominica’s hiking trails are now open for the first time in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.
The Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has worked to alleviate the infrastructural damage and obstructions caused by the storm.
Segments Three, Four, Six, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, and Fourteen of the Waitukubuli National Trail, the Caribbean’s longest walking trail, are now ready to welcome hikers.
The Discover Dominica Authority advises trail users to use appropriate gear and to exercise caution when hiking the open segments of the trail, as some landscape features may have changed.
Some of the island’s other outdoor attractions are also open and operational, including Trafalgar Falls, Emerald Pool, L’Escalier Tete Chien, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, Cabrits National Park, Syndicate Nature Trail, and Boiling Lake.
The Forestry Division is still in the process of assessing Dominica’s hiking trails and will continue to provide updates as assessments are made and repairs are completed.