Scheduled Date: Tuesday 9th September, 2014
Quare River on Sunday 15th October 2017
Valencia is a region surrounded by rivers and located on its western side are the Guanapo and Aripo Rivers and to the east the La Sieva, North Oropuche, Turure and Quare Rivers. It is also a place known for its river-limes and within its boundary is the De Freitas Ranch, Valencia Eco-Resort, Valencia Nature Centre and Heritage Park. Most significant is the Quare River since it water source flows as an overspill from the Hollis Reservoir. Along the river course, there are many fascinating areas to explore with plunge pools and cascading waterfalls. The Quare Pools situated below the dam is a favorite recreation spot for the Valencia Villagers.
Most people look at Valencia as a bypassed village en route to Toco and Sangre Grande. However, Valencia started as an estate owned by a Spanish farmer named Valentia. To the entrance of the community, there are two concrete Pillars built by the Americans in 1941 during World War 11. These Pillars represented an entry point to their Naval Base in Comuto-El Mano known as Fort Read. The population of Valencia grew with the arrival of the Americans who provided work to the villagers. At the entrance to Valencia, there is a Visitor Centre with a small zoo that includes information on eco-tourism and Cultural Heritage.
The exploration of the Quare River starts with a twenty-minute walk alongside the riverbank. The trail, which rises gradually, is usually muddy during the rainy season. Along the way, the track passes through abandon agriculture land and continues through the forest to an enchanted cascade. Further upstream there are fascinating pools to discover with shallow and deep areas. Note that bathing is optional and does not require one to get wet. The hike is suitable for children seven years and up.
On Sunday 15th October 2017 Island Hikers explore the Quare River.
Rating: 2 (easy) and suitable for children
Hiking time: 20 minutes to waterfall.
Assembly: 7.00am Corner of O’Meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima. (Next to FT Farfan)
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