Around 60 species of mushroom are found at Oandu nature trail.
Lake Paukjärv Nature Trail is best know for bilberries, cowberries and chanterelles.
The first world cranberry picking championship was held at Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve, so this is the ideal destination for any cranberry fans out there.
Järvselja Primeval Forest Nature Study Trail i is great for nutrient-rich bilberries.
You might also want to pay a visit to the scenic Vapramäe-Vellavere-Vitipalu hiking trail.
Estonia's largest island Saaremaa is especially well known for its prime mushroom and berry destinations.
Estonian State Forest Management Centre has compiled a useful list of best mushroom and berry picking spots nearby camping areas across the country.
Words of caution
If you do decide to venture out into the wild without a local guide, make sure you bring a raincoat, waterproof shoes, along with a fully charged phone with a compass app, and a power bank for backup. Using an insect repellent effective against both mosquitos and ticks is highly recommended during the summer season between May and October. To avoid getting bitten, cover up ankles and any other areas in contact with long grass.
- What to pick...and not to pick
While Estonian forests are abundant with edible and delicious mushrooms, looks can be deceiving. Unless you are experienced in mushrooming, make sure to do your homework on picking and preparing different types of mushrooms...or simply stick with berries.
Estonian Defence Forces' training grounds are marked with striped sign posts featuring arrows pointing towards the restricted area.
- In the unlikely event of getting lost, please phone 112 for assistance.