Morne Diablotin National Park
Photo by Amanda Castleman
Morne Diablotin National ParkWith a name that translates to “little devil,” Morne Diablotin is Dominica’s highest peak, looming at an impressive 4,747 feet. At least five lava domes stacked together to form the summit of this active volcano, which still keeps hot springs bubbling. Cool mist almost constantly swathes the higher elevations, where cloud forest moss, ferns, and spindly trees rule. When hiking, keep an eye out for the elusive national bird, the Imperial Amazon parrot, known locally as a sisserou. The Syndicate Nature Trail is a great place to start searching, especially when guided by world-renowned ornithologist Bertrand “Dr. Birdy” Jno Baptiste.