Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
On the North – Eastern Coast, a captivating place to discover is Grand Rivière. It’s community unsophisticated yet vibrant with warm and friendly villagers. In 1797, when the English Surveyor Frederick Mullet mapped Trinidad he became amazed at the magnificence of the big river and called the area Grand Rivière. Today it is mainly a fishing village, but apart from it scenic coastline, there are numerous attractions to fascinate visitors.
Grand Riviere can boast of having the largest population of leatherback turtles in the country, and during the breeding season from April to July it is recorded that as many as 200 turtles come ashore nightly. This spectacle event creates employment for villagers in the tour-guide and hotel industry. It is also a place for bird-watchers and one of the few places to see the endemic pawi or piping–guan. This large turkey-like bird from the chachalaca family hunted to almost extinction, and the population now decreased to around two hundred. High up in the treetops another distinguished bird is the Channel-billed Toucan recognised by its large bill and high-pitched call that sounds like a yelping dog.
The river’s mouth with its calm, soothing waters is a favorite spot for river limes, and on weekends the place is buzzing with activity. Secluded in the mountains, on the western outskirts of the town there are several magnificent waterfalls. The first is called Homad Falls and to get there takes an hour on a wide-open path. Further upstream, there are refreshing pools to swim, and another cascade along the stony riverbed is Lacatang Falls, which has twenty feet, drop into a deep plunge pool. Grand Rivière is a destination where there is always something adventurous to do, and there is the option to discover the beach, river, and mountains. On Sunday 16th, July 2017 Island Hikers explore Grand Rivière.
Assembly 1: 6.00am Eric Williams Medical Complex.
Assembly 2: 6.30 am at the intersection of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima.(next to F T Farfan)
Rated: 4 moderate
Finish time: 2 pm
Registration on the morning of the hike $50.00
Hiking time one-way: 1 hour
Maxi transport provided at additional cost of $100.00.Please call or text to book.
For more information, please visit www.islandhikers.com or Mario749-2956, Marcia 490-2421 or Jamal 7611889
Phone: (868) 749-2956,
email :islandhikers @gmail.com
Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,
Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,
Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,
,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041
Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,
Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460
Ian 682-6177, Danny 372-7798