The Emajõgi River study trail

The Emajõgi River study trail

Kantsi, Kavastu küla, Luunja vald, Tartu maakond

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The 3 km long and 1.2 m wide study trail begins and ends at the Kantsi Tavern / Emajõgi-Suursoo Nature Centre and takes you to a flood plain by the river, a hayfield in a sedge-covered swamp, and through a birch grove. The trail has three recreational areas (where you can camp) and an observation tower. It takes about an hour to complete the trail.

The study trail is part of the Lake Peipus Nature Reserve.

The main assets of Peipsiveere, formerly known as Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve, are its diverse wet habitats and the large marshland in the delta of River Emajõgi. The nature reserve in under protection since 1981.

The Kavastu raft is nearby.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Camping area

Getting there

Turn left on the 8th kilometre of Tartu–Räpina highway (signpost for Kavastu) and drive for 10 km until you reach an intersection. Continue straight and drive for 3 km along the gravel road until you reach a parking lot. You can leave your car in the parking lot before the gates. Then, go through the gates. The trail begins near the information stand in the smaller parking lot. In the immediate vicinity is the former Kantsi tavern building.


  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car


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