Source: Toomas Tuul

Lahemaa national park

Perfect for a day trip out of Tallinn, Lahemaa national park serves as an authentic taster of natural and cultural landscapes in Estonia.

Located on the northern coast of Estonia, Lahemaa is perfect for a hiking trip and nature watching. Here you will find stony and sandy seashores, picturesque bogs, pine and cliff forests, rivers that cut into the limestone cliff as well as erratic rocks left over from the last Ice Age.

Lahemaa is one of Europe’s most important forest conservation areas, where many large mammals live. Located south of the national park, the large forested Kõrvemaa area is a home to moose, wild boars, brown bears, lynxes, foxes an other wild animals.

Lahemaa is one of the 2020 Sustainable Top 100 destinations. The competition for international sustainable travel destination success stories is organised by Green Destinations to recognise places that put effort into making the experience of visitors more sustainable and value-based. To the competition, Lahemaa submitted the events they organised to celebrate the European Day of Parks in Estonia. Their story showcased how it is possible to organise a nationwide event with a small budget and little preparation time by working together. Uniting 60 service providers, the organisers gave people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and visit local small enterprises as the situation in terms of the pandemic eased.

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