ILUMETSA LOODUSKESKUS, Nohipalo küla, Räpina vald, Põlva maakond
The Nohipalo study trail is an interesting and educational hiking trail. There are 16 information boards on the three-kilometre trail, which give a good overview of hunting and forestry.
The diversity of the nature makes the trail exciting – boreo-nemoral forests, eskers, and heath forests, where blueberries, lingonberries, and mushrooms can be picked depending on the season.
On the study trail, you can admire the magnificent badger area and explore the traces of beavers. If you are lucky, you might even see an animal there.
The Nohipalo study trail starts and ends at the Ilumetsa forest house.
Drive 15 km from Räpina towards Võru, then turn left towards Värska, and drive 3.8 km until the signpost ‘Meenikunno maastikukaitseala’ points to the right at the crossroads. Turn in the direction of the sign and drive 2.1 km until you reach the village of Nohipalo, where the signpost ‘Ilumetsa metsamaja’ points to the left. Drive straight for another 200 m.