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Main Ridge Forest Reserve

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Address: Tobago
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
Description: This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to...
This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to an incredible amount of biological diversity.
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Photographer's paradise

First off, you definitely need a vehicle to get up to the Main Ridge. Secondly, you need to get there between 6 - 7 am. Once the above two are set, for any nature and wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
nickhassanali
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First off, you definitely need a vehicle to get up to the Main Ridge. Secondly, you need to get there between 6 - 7 am. Once the above two are set, for any nature and wildlife photographer, it is a dream. Loads of species to photograph. No need to get into any forested trails as a lot of photos can... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
169 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A pristine environment, this forest is chock full of bird life. There are the typical Caribbean and Central American birds, but the are a few endemic species. The trails can be a bit muddy and are not roundtrip. TIP: Hire a good guide before you go (Peter Cox is a great guide). You will see far more birds as the... More 

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Tobago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A must-do in Tobago - the oldest rainforest reserve in the hemisphere offers some impressive views. Go with a tour guide.

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Trinidad & Tobago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a long lovely drive through the main ridge! The air is clear and the flora is breathtaking! It's great for bikers or nature lovers. There are so many varieties of plants it's amazing! The air up here is clean and unpolluted. The temperature is also lower and cooler. A great site seeing drive!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 via mobile

This is the oldest forest preserve in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to the mid 1700s. We went on a morning trip with amazing local bird expert Newton George, and we were rewarded by amazing sightings of blue-backed manikins, yellow-headed caracaras, a hummingbird on its nest, and many other lovely birds. In addition you see awe-inspiring views and get to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

My husband and I are birders and we heard about Newton George from fellow birders. We linked up with him via e-mail and were not at all disappointed. We met him at Roxborough and from there he took over the driving using his spacious and comfortable van. He is an excellent and experienced spotter and very personable. His wife packed... More 

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