After the strenuous hike to The Boiling Lake what better way to stretch my legs the following day than to visit Middleham Falls and Boeri Lake, which are also within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Middleham Falls are 275 feet high and it takes 45 gentle minutes through the rainforest to reach the viewing platform. I saw yanga palms, anthurium, and large tree ferns on the way. The only dangers are the slippery tree roots and crossing two streams using irregularly shaped stepping stones.
Further up the mountain the trail to Boeri Lake is similarly straightforward. On this hike there are many examples of epiphytic plants and also of the shrub version of the kuklin fig tree. There are many mountain-whistler birds in this area. Boeri Lake is very peaceful with forest descending to the shore of this volcanic crater.
There are no fish in this lake, but there are some crabs. The waters are cold and swimmers are recommended to just swim to the far shore and back again. The shoreline rocks are very slippery even when they are dry.
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