Lossiplatsi tänav-3, Pühajõe küla, Toila vald, Ida-Viru maakond
Oru Park and the grand palace in the beautiful valley of the River Pühajõgi was built by Grigori Jelissejev – one of the wealthiest men in 19th century Russia. In 1935, three Estonian industrialists bought the palace and park, and gifted it to President Päts to be used as his summer residence. The palace was destroyed during the Second World War.
Today, you can walk in the well-marked and well-maintained park, look at various species of trees and shrubs, explore Hõbeallika (Silver Spring) Cave, as well as enjoy the sea view and the sunset from the Swallow's Nest.
Good to know: Oru Park Promenade, organised annually in August, has become a tradition.
Food and drinks
Take the Tallinn-Narva highway. When driving from Jõhvi towards Narva, cross the Pühajõgi River and follow the signpost for Toila (5.4 kilometres). Drive along Merepuiestee until you reach the entrance of Oru Park. There is a bus stop and a parking lot on your left. You can reach the gates of the park by car or bus, but you can only walk in the park. In the park, you can only drive to the port area. In summer, parking costs in the immediate vicinity of Toila Park and the beach.