Kemeri National Park
Kemeri National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sherry R
Phoenix, AZ41 contributions
Solo
The information kiosk in the parking lot near the trailhead is manned by a person who does not speak any English and has no English information.

More importantly, if you take the train to the Kemeri station, you will find that the station is unmanned. And, there is no information. You are faced with the choice of walking 4 km to the bog trail or 2.2 in the opposite direction to an information center. I was told by the Riga TI that I could rent a bicycle next to the train station. Not true. No bicycles are available unless prearranged.

I walked to the bog trail where you have a choice of two loop trails. I took the shorter one which is 1.5 km. From the train station to the bog trail around and back to the train station was almost 6 miles exactly.

The trails are on a boardwalk. Many of the boards are rotten so you have to continually look at your feet rather than the scenery. One sign in English said that a two-story house could sink into the box with no visible signs afterwards.

TAKE INSECT REPELLENT.
Written July 27, 2022
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Pioneer67766591821
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Couples
Nice 3,4 km walk in the swamp area. A little bit tricky to find, we followed first Google Map’s instructions to the Kemeri National Park and that took us to a totally wrong place. Important to navigate to Kamari Swamps.
Take water with you, they don’t sell anything at the parking area. The parking costed 2 euro.
Written July 5, 2022
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,922 contributions
Couples
A masterclass in getting it right in nature. The Latvian countryside at Kemeri National Park is truly spectacular.

If visiting Riga and would lije a cheap day out, tgen visit this natural beauty. A 1 hour train trip from Riga for about 4 euros takes you to the Kemeri National park.

The wetland wilderness is an essential part of any trip to Latvia. The board walk through the bogs/wetland is a trip to happiness and quiet.

Worth a look when in Riga.
Written June 4, 2022
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Al33M
London, UK151 contributions
Family
From the car park to the actual trail, it is simply spectacular. This is definitely something that must be done by all who visit Latvia.
Written August 18, 2021
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nilsenb
Asker, Norway20 contributions
Family
Located at the outskirts of Jurmala, this is a nice 5 km dry walk on the boards around the bog. Easy to park the car and walk with kids.
Written August 1, 2021
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Ramune L
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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.
Written September 21, 2020
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Teele
Tallinn, Estonia232 contributions
Couples
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.
Written July 30, 2020
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solitarypeak
Canterbury, UK268 contributions
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.
Written February 27, 2020
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Gee231205x
Gillingham, UK786 contributions
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.
Written February 23, 2020
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drchase
Nampa, ID44 contributions
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.
Written February 12, 2020
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