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Trelawny – Rivers

Many rivers in Jamaica begin in a central mountainous area but the limestone areas of the cockpit country allow them to rise only a few kilometres from the coast.  The main river in Trelawny, the Martha Brae, is one of these rivers. It is 32.5 km long and has its source in the Cockpit Country. It rises near Windsor in Trelawny and flows out to the east of Falmouth.  The Martha Brae is a major tourist attraction.

Rafting on the Martha Brae River

The trip covers 3 1/2 miles in about 1 1/2 hours from Rafter’s Village to Rock east of Falmouth.  Overhanging plants shroud the raft as guests float down the river past fern groves, bamboo, bananas and sugar cane.
Martha Brae one of the largest rivers in the country and one of the 12 year round rivers in Jamaica.

The Rio Bueno which has a large supply of water some distance up river is used for shipping.