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Ramune L wrote a review Sep 2020
We visited Kemeri National Park in August. Our family chose to go the longer trail. Amazing nature, variety of colors, revival not only for the body but also for the soul. We have visited a few bogs, but this one is the most beautiful we have ever seen.
Date of experience: August 2020
Teele wrote a review Jul 2020
Tallinn, Estonia158 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a beautiful bog. You can choose if you would take the 1,5 or 3,5 km trail. Place is easy to find by online maps and if you do not want to pay for parking you can park your car by the road or next to cemetery before the parking lot.
Date of experience: July 2020
solitarypeak wrote a review Feb 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom258 contributions64 helpful votes
I've been quite a few bogs, but this is probably the best one. It is extraordinary to walk along the bog trail after the snow. What a distinctive landscape.
Date of experience: February 2020
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Gee231205x wrote a review Feb 2020
Gillingham, United Kingdom785 contributions138 helpful votes
The Boardwalk is quite a way from Kemeri train station. To get there you need to cross the train tracks at the road crossing and then carry on down this road until you reach a radio antennae, you can turn right onto a path through the woodland which is a little bit muddy in December when it has been raining. If you miss this then you can continue down the road and turn right at the T-junction. If you followed the path through the woods you need then to cross the main road (a little bit scary) and you'll see a brown sign for the boardwalk. This road follows a meandering path and is creepy in the twilight as you will pass 2 graveyards. Keep going, under the electric pylons and eventually you'll come to a clearing with space for car parking and a small shed which I believe is a seasonal; info point. Keep walking straight as if heading into a forested area, you'll pass some wooden toilets and just when you think you might have gone wrong you'll see a wooden post and a path through the trees to the left. Follow this path uphill through the trees and you'll be led to the beginning of the boardwalk trail. A word of advice there is a 1.5km and a 3km walk around the bogs. Bear this in mind when you go especially if you have walked from the station, as you will have to return by the same long route (45-50 minutes). The boardwalk is well made of wood and I guess would be wide enough for two people to pass as long as you are careful. I didn't encounter this issues, seeing only two other people whilst I was there. When you have gone straight forward for a while you will come to a sign pointing to the right or straight forward. Turning right will lead to the shorter trail (although you will need to turn off again opposite two pools later on to take this route); going straight forward will lead to the longer route. The boardwalk is well maintained and I saw a couple of areas clearly marked for repairs so you knew to be careful. The landscape is stunning and also so peaceful. Apart from the occasional bird I heard nothing in this vast wilderness. You really are alone with your thoughts and nature. The pools you pass are interesting especially when you consider how deep the bog can be. Some of these were partially froze when I visited with a layer of surface water over the top. There are some information boards as you walk around telling you about the bog and its fauna. On the longer route you will eventually come to the look out tower which is well worth climbing to the top of to take in the views. You get an impression of how large this area is. It really is stunning and something that must be seen. I hope that is protected for a long time to come. If the weather is cold I recommend wrapping up warm and wearing sensible shoes, in the summer I imagine it can get quite hot and there is no shade to hide in so sun protection and probably insect repellent would serve you well. The Bog is about an hour by train from Riga Station, make sure to check the times of the trains back as these can be few and far between.…
Date of experience: December 2019
drchase wrote a review Feb 2020
Nampa, Idaho43 contributions15 helpful votes
Our group was there with an English-speaking scientist/guide. I had not thought before about the structure of nor importance of bogs. The walkways were well-constructed and extensive. If I did not have a guide, I'd have liked to have a lot more signage to help me understand what we were seeing. It was very interesting to see so many carnivorous Sundew plants. I had in my mind something like the size of venus flytraps but these are tiny (~1cm) and very abundant. We saw very little animal life. This is a good side trip if you are a nature lover. There is nothing exciting but lots interesting.…
Date of experience: August 2019