Natural Wonders: Grenada’s Lush Rainforests and Lakes
Grenada offers an abundance of opportunities for wildlife lovers and enthusiasts. Grenada is full of splendors of nature, from lush green vegetative rainforests filled with a variety of wildlife to crater-filled lakes which are wonders to behold. There are numerous paths, excursions, and treks available to visitors, many of which have lookouts that allow visitors to fully experience Grenada’s natural wonders.
Grand Etang National Park, Forest Reserve & Lake
Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve is Grenada’s most popular rainforest, and a must-visit for any nature enthusiast as it features over 35km of recreational trails. Grand Etang has varying elevations and terrains which culminate in the elfin woodlands atop the slopes of the reserve’s central mountains. If you’re lucky you may also spot the Mona monkeys that habitat the area. Grand Etang Lake, a water-filled crater of an extinct volcano within the forest reserve, is one of the primary attractions.
Morne Labaye Trail
Morne Labaye Trail is a brief 10–15-minute trek within the forested area with 12 points of interest. The walk is well-labeled with signs, explanations, and guides, and it leads to a lookout with an incredible view at the end of the excursion.
Mt Qua Qua
The Mt Qua Qua hike connects Grand Etang and Concord Falls and is one of Grenada’s most popular hikes. There are many observation decks along the way, through the rainforest that provide fantastic views as well as the possibility to see various birds and monkeys. The ascent from Grand Etang is considered significantly easier than the descent to Concord Falls, therefore retrace your steps from the summit if you’re not up for the challenge.
Lake Antoine, located on Grenada’s eastern side, is a shallow crater lake formed by a dormant volcano. The natural phenomenon is ideal for birdwatchers given that the area is home to a diversity of species. The perimeter trail is a lovely walk with a fantastic view.
The Morne Gazo hike, located approximately 15 minutes from St. George’s, includes untouched rainforest covering a conical hill. Within this magnificent forest, the route includes nutmeg shell-covered nature trails. A lookout platform with a beautiful view is located atop the peak.
Grenada’s natural wonders include high peaks, lush green rainforest, and gorgeous lakes making the island an eco-paradise. Hikes and treks with varying difficulty can be found, from peaceful walks to more adventurous hikes; there’s an experience for everyone, visitors, tourists, St. George’s University students, young and old.