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Äntu-Nõmme nature trail

Note: Äntu-Nõmme Nature Trail can be passed in its oldest part (6 km) 
and along Nõmme-Liiva-Turbajärve circle (from Nõmmeveski to Turbajärve) observation points 4-7 are not allowed to visit by the landowner anymore.
Adventure-lovers can try to pass the whole trail, but one should be ready for the difficulties connected with the consequences of trees cut by storm (fallen trees on the trail).

Äntu-Nõmme trail offers access to places of historical and literary heritage also to limestone quarries.

The 21 km long trail consists of four parts:

1. The 6 km long old trail (established in the 1980s, now restored, points 1-3, 8-13, 18-26), 
2. The 3 km Nõmmeveski – Lake Liivajärv – Lake Turbajärv round (p 4- 7- 4) - NOT ALLOWED
3. The 4 km Lake Kaanjärv and Lake Umbjärv round (p 13- 17,13), 
4. The 8 km Äntu Tehisjärv (artificial lake) round  (p 26-36, 26), 3 km small round (p 27- 28-36, 26)

You can also choose between a longer and a smaller route depending on your time resources, interests and physical capacities. If you are bicycling, you can also start from the opposite direction: begin from Väike-Maarja, turn to Järaniku road just before the lakes of Äntu and ride through Äntu Manor and the Uguri Hill to the artificial lake.

There might be some inconveniences due to the railway and private landownership that can be passed through if you have gained the owner’s permit in advance (from Lake Nõmmeveski through Lake Liivajärv to Lake Turbajärv, phone 505309).

The old Äntu-Nõmme nature trail (points 1 - 3)

The start of walking path1. The walking path starts at the parking grounds near Valgejärv. The path goes through a hepatica- firgrove. You can see mountain-currant, honey suckle, mountain ash, mezereon, raspberries and hazels in the undergrowth. Wood sorrel, hepatica and wild strawberry are characteristic to this type of forest.

The tumbledown buildings of the former Moora farm.2. You have reached a glade. The vegetation here is rich in species. It forms a multicoloured flower carpet of blue spiked speedwell, bugloss, knapweed; red catchfly, willow herb, clovers; yellow rockrose; white and yellow bedstraw. On the edge of the glade you can see the tumbledown buildings of the former Moora farm. The well-known Estonian writer Kersti Merilaas spent a part of her childhood here (1918). As she recalled her memories, she wrote the poem "Childhood", in which she glorified the beauty of nature in Äntu. The path turns right from the glade to a hepatica-firforest.

3. On the right side of the path you can see a spruce-larch mixed culture. Try to find the few survived larches. Go out of the forest, cross the main road (Tartu Road) and turn to the road, which goes to Nõmme. You have reached the place where you have to make a choice: to go straight on or to make a round on the new part of the nature path. If you go left you reach Punamägi (the old path), if you go right you reach the three artificial lakes - Veski-, Liiva- and Turbajärv, become acquainted with the Nõmme mill and estate and the beautiful nature surrounding you.

Nõmmeveski – Liivajärv Lake– Turbajärv Lake round (p 4 - 7 - 4) - IS NOT ALLOWED TO VISIT BY THE LANDOWNER

The trouts in Nõmme Fish Farm. 4. A railway crossing (Tallinn-Tartu). It is allowed to cross the railway only here. Therefore there are two separate rounds on our nature path.

Before Nõmme dam, the buildings and ponds to the right attract attention. It is Nõmme Fish Farm with its ponds having different species and sizes of trout.

The former milldam of  Nõmme Veskijärv.The design of the surroundings is picturesque. Special attention should be drawn to wooden sculptures and many rocks surrounding the plot. There is also a pen housing wild boars. The brown-striped piglets are especially cute. Although it is private property, you can visit it. (NB! You may continue if you have gained the landlord’s permit, phone 505 3093). In case you do not have permit, quit visiting Lake Liivajärv. Return to the railway crossing and turn to the right along the trail by the railway. It takes you to the beautiful esker by Lake Turbajärv.

Nõmme Veskijärv and Punamägi5. You have reached the former milldam on the western side of Nõmme Veskijärv. The flour mill and wool mill, now in ruins, were built in 1898. They burnt down in 1913, but were restored and used till the foundation of the collective farms. Perch, roach, pike and even river trout can be found in the lake. On the shore of the lake on the left there is the tumbledown main building of Nõmme Estate. A Baltic-German painter and landscapist Konstantin von Kügelgen (1810-90) lived here in 1842-56. This was his most productive artistic period. The path leads to Lake Liivajärv along the former Rakvere-Tartu road.

Lake Liivajärv6. Lake Liivajärv (length 300 m, width 80 m) originates from a former gravel-pit. Gravel was excavated here while the Tapa-Tartu railway bed was built in 1876. Though the mean depth of the lake is less than one metre, water stays here even in the driest summer. For the warm and shallow water it has been a good place for children to swim as well as for frogs to spawn. White water lilies grow here.

From 2005, there are major construction works going on by the lake. The lake has been deepened, sand beaches have been established and some pavilions have been constructed. There is also a campfire place with a table and bench on the picnic place.

The trail continues along the railway and turns left. (This is the end of the private property). Lake Turbajärv is on your left.

Lake Turbajärv 7. Lake Turbajärv was formed in the result of peat cutting. The thick carpet of algae, that covers the bottom of the lake, forms a scenic landscape under the water. The esker here has a very interesting flora. You can find calciphilous species like dropwort, blood-red geranium; xerophilous species like cat's-foot and rockrose.

On the top of the hill the wide view to Lake Veskijärv and Punamägi across the railway surprises you. Lake Kaanjärv is on the right behind the trees.

You have to go down the hill and along the railway up to the railway crossing. When you have reached the railway crossing turn right and go along the gravel road. At the end of the field turn right into the forest. You reach the old hiking track which leads you to Punamägi.

The old nature trail (p 8-13)

The wide view to Lake Veskijärv and Punamägi8. You have reached the eskers of Punamägi. The eskers formed about 11,000 years ago when the water of the thawing icecap swiftly flowed into the ice-lake in front of the glacier. The material drifted with the water and settled down into the crevices and onto the ice-lake. This build-up resulted in the formation of eskers and round, oval or irregular bulge-like elevations (height 2-30 m).
Soon the path leads you across the stream Järveoja, which connects the five Äntu lakes. River trout live in its crystal clear and cool water.

9. Across the stream Järveoja in the west there is a nice carpet of interrupted club moss. The stalk of this plant is repent, 1.2 m long. The branches of the stalk are cylindrical, thickly covered with horizontal leaves. This plant is found in wet forests. The stream presents a nice picture with its yellow water lilies and dragonflies flying above the water.

This is how the stronghold of Äntu Punamägi may have looked like.10. The path has reached the front stronghold of Äntu Punamägi (Red Hill). Here the most clear-cut esker of this area begins where the biggest earthern stronghold of South-Virumaa was located. The stronghold was 240 m in length and consisted of 3 sections: the front, middle and main stronghold. The sections were separated by trenches and surrounded with banks. According to the data of archeologists the banks were laid up as limestone walls. The stronghold was founded at the beginning of the first millennium and was called Agelinde.

11. The front stronghold is followed by the middle stronghold. You can imagine the walls of the stronghold that defended the villagers from the enemy. Sometimes people had to stay here for some weeks, so there were shelters for them and for animals. There is no data of fights in the stronghold. Punamägi was used as a social gathering place till 1960-ies, as a campsite even longer.

Camping site of PunamägiThe present camping site was built in 2003. It is a quiet place for having a rest. As there is no access by car you meet fewer those who want to stay overnight than at Lake Sinijärv.

Footbridge on the Nõmme River 12. You have crossed the deep ravine between the former middle and main stronghold and mounted the latter. Fragments of pottery, animal bones and a humming-top have been found in this area. The stronghold was in use until the 11th century, the main stronghold a couple of centuries long, till the German Knights of the Sword came. During the Russian-Swedish War (1656-58) the stronghold was named Rootsikants (Swedish Castle). You can find excavation holes in this area made by people in the hopes of finding Swedish hidden treasures. The local people have at times called the hill Vanapaganamägi (the Hill of the Devil). There are also legends about a log road that went through the bog near the hill and the grave of a commander-in-chief in the Kärsa Bog. Now you come back from the main stronghold, turn right and go down to the footbridge on the River Nõmme.

13. A power station that provided the wool mill and the flour mill at Nõmme and the party place on the hill operated here in 1918-38. About 100 m upstream there was a water mill in the 19th century. You are at the beginning of the round of Kaanjärv-Umbjärv. If you do not want to go on, turn left before the footbridge and follow the old path. (Read about the River Nõmme p 17). Then you go through p 18 and reach Lake Mäetaguse. If you want to go to Lakes Kaanjärv (Lake of leeches) and Umbjärv (Lake overgrown with plants) you have to cross the footbridge and go right along the path. (NB! The path from Lake Umbjärv comes back on the left.) You cross a glade and reach a forest.

The Lake Kaanjärv and Lake Umbjärv round (p 13 - 17, 13)

A board pathA board path leads you across the swampy area north of Lake Kaanjärv. From the railway the path leads you to the southern tip of the lake. There is a platform on the path from where you can take a look at the lake.

Lake Kaanjärv14. Lake Kaanjärv has swampy shores grown into reed. Its length is 200 m, width 60 m and depth ca 3 m. There are legends about a sunken golden coach of the Swedish army that can be seen only by a thoroughly honest person. The path leads to Tartu Road where you have to turn left. After ca 100 m cross the road and you reach the path leading to the seventh of Äntu Lakes- Lake Umbjärv. Turn right on the clearing, go along the fringe of the wood, then turn left and go along the ride.

15. Enjoy the beautiful nature. You can find lots of cowberries, bilberries, even bear­berries here. The ground is covered with moss and long stalks of interrupted club moss here and there. The forest is full of cheerful bird song in spring and summer. Elks, wild boars, hares and roes live here.

Lake Umbjärv16. You are on the loneliest of Äntu Lakes- Lake Umbjärv. The lake is not widely known. It is a small forest lake with quaggy banks covered with reed. According to a legend the people of Rakke once escaped from the approaching enemy to the swamp on Lake Umbjärv and sank a chest of fortune into the lake. A black cock is said to watch over it. First the chest was seen in fine weather, but now it is buried under the mud. The path leads you along the eastern shore of Umbjärv and a stream up to the River Nõmme.

Nõmme River17. The 14 km long River Nõmme starts from a spring near the previous Äntu Estate and flows into the River Põltsamaa. Its banks are hemmed with white and black alders, birches and willows. The bottom is sandy, stony or gravelly. The water is clear, clean and cold. Pike and river trout have been caught here. The path ranges with the river downstream.

„Work“ of beaversIn the river there are lots of trees felled by beavers. You can see traces of beavers' action here: cut trees and tracks stamped into the ground. These our biggest rodents cut trees for building stack-dens and damming up the water to protect the dens. Beavers eat water-plants as well as the bark and branches of trees.

After about a kilometre you reach Tartu Road, cross it, walk on, cross the footbridge (p 13) and turn right. Soon you reach p 18.

The old Äntu-Nõmme nature trail (p 18 - 26)

18. In the underwood you can find mostly carexes and Gramineae with some marsh shield fern, marsh bedstraw, and marsh horsetail. Wood sorrel, common nettle and interrupted club moss grow here as well. The path goes along the main road to the left and after about 100 m to the right to Lake Mäetaguse.

Lake Mäeotsa19. The area of Lake Mäetaguse (or Mäeotsa) is 0.25 ha, the depth ca 5 m, it is fed by springs. The water is clear with yellow and white water lilies floating on the surface of the lake. Water milfoil, bladderwort and algae (Charophyta) grow in the water. Carexes, bog bean, reed, marsh shield fern, orchids and cranberries grow on the soft quaggy banks of the lake. Roach, perch, pike and crucian can be found in the water.

Lake Linaleo20. You have mounted a hill and Lake Linaleo is in front of you. The area of the lake is 0.25 ha, the depth ca 5.6 m. The Stream Järveoja, which connects the five lakes, flows through it. Charophyta, yellow and white water lilies and broad-leaved pondweeds grow here. In the past this was a flax-retting pool of Äntu Estate. The name "Linaleo" refers to this estate function. The path follows the romantic Stream of Järveoja. The surrounding forest looks and feels primeval. In summer it is cool and dark. Pay attention to the spruce tied in a knot near the path. After crossing the stream you reach the Moora clearing.

The high banks of the Järveoja Stream21. A stop near the high banks of the Stream Järveoja shows us there was once a higher water level in it. There were more crayfish in the stream as well. Groups of oak fern cover the banks. You can find marsh shield ferns and a plant without chlorophyll called yellow bird's-nest.

Lake Valgejärv (White Lake)22. Äntu Valgejärv (White Lake) is in front of you. The lake is circular and is fed by springs. Its area is 1.4 ha and the greatest depth 8 m. The water is light-green and absolutely crystal-clear with a lake-lime covered bottom. White water lilies and pondweeds grow in the lake. The banks are quaggy, covered with reed. Perch, roach and pike can be found here. Valgejärv is a favourite place for aqualungists (skin divers). There is a swimming area on the western bank of the lake near the parking ground.

23. There was a fire caused by tourists in 1983 that damaged a part of the forest. Fire spreads through the peat on the ground and it is very difficult to put it out. The root-system of the trees burns out and the trees are killed. The deep holes in the ground and the birch scrub remind of the fire. Make a camp fire only at places planned for it. Elsewhere the peat might catch fire.

24. The area of Äntu Roheline or Vahejärv (Green Lake or The Lake Between) is 0.8 ha and the average depth is 3.3 m. The bottom is also covered with lake-lime. The water is yellowish-green in colour and transparent to the bottom. Pondweeds and white water lilies can be found among the few water plants. There are lots of Charophyta on the bottom. The path goes across the Stream Järveoja to the eastern bank of Sinijärv.

25. The most interesting lake in the reserve is Äntu Sinijärv (Blue Lake). Sinijärv is oblong in shape with two big peninsulas. Its abundance of nature and natural curves make the lake feel very creek-like. Its area is 2.4 ha with the greatest depth at 8 m. Luxuriant vegetation (water moss, Charophyta, bottle brush) covers the bottom of the lake. Sinijärv is considered to be one of the most unique lakes in the Baltic countries with its greenish-blue and clear water. It is crystal clear to the bottom even at the deepest spot. The water is cool here even in summer.

Before the northern nook of Lake Sinijärv (blue lake), you will see the sign MATKARADA Tehisjärvele (hiking trail to the artificial lake) on the right. It is less than 1.5 km to the camping site of the Artificial Lake (Tehisjärv, reservuaar). Meanwhile, the Äntu Artificial Lake round has also started from the camping site of Lake Sinijärv (see text further below).

The campsite of Äntu Sinijärv26. You have reached the campsite. It is possible to make a fire, have a meal and even spend a night here. The swimming bridge by Äntu ValgejärvThe hiking trail takes you along the western shore of Lake Sinijärv. You can admire the greenish blue waters once more. Most beautiful pictures can be shot from the former sauna site, especially if you take the trail along the shore of Lake Sinijärv to Lake Roheline (green lake) or Vahejärv. Stop on the sight-seeing platform and you will see that the water is much darker but still green. You will also catch sight of Lake Valgejärv (White Lake). There is also a swimming bridge. You have some 150 metres to Lake Valgejärve parking lot, which is the end of the hiking trail.

The 8 km Äntu Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake) round  (p 26 - 36, 26). The 3 km small round (p 27- 28-36, 26)
Trail is difficult to pass because of the storm damage!

In order to reduce load on the camping site of Lake Sinijärv, a new camping site with hiking trail was established by Äntu Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake, reservoir). A smaller trail makes a 2.5 km round in the forest behind Lake Sinijärv and there is also a path taking the hiker over the Nõmme River and along its bank to the Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake).

The 5 km long Äntu village round (cycling path) takes you to different places and then back to Lake Sinijärv. Taking the small round, you should come off the bike because there are only a few shorter distances where you can cycle.

The new trail starts from the camping site of Lake Sinijärv and takes you around the northern end of Lake Sinijärv to the south (opposite direction compared to the old trail) as far as it turns to the forest path on the left after Lake Sinijärv.

You will cross the rather steep sloped two-part esker behind the lakes of Äntu. Now you are in a hepatica fir-grove. You will see cow wheat, field scabious, knapweed, different species of campanula, valerian, wild majoram, ox-eyed daisy, primrose, hepatica, strawberry, sorrel, etc.

Squirrel shot on a photo hunting tourAccording to the hunters, bears, moose, goats, lynx, badgers, hares, marten, squirrels and hedgehogs live in the forest. People have also seen the American mink. There have also been wolves coming from the Marsh of Endla passing through our forest and continuing towards Alutaguse Forests.

The landscape turns lower soon and strawberries are replaced by blueberries. You are now in a blueberry fir-grove.

The feeding stand for wild boars27. You will see the feeding stand for wild boars where hunters leave food for the boars: potatoes, grain and maize which the boars favour most. There are several rubbing trees for boars behind the feeding stand. The tree bark is broken and the resin is leaking. It is good means against pests living in the fur. You will see licking salt for moose on the pole to the right. Some twenty metres away, there is a construction erected where it is good to observe animals, take photographs and even shoot the animals if it is allowed. There might also be a stronger construction: a hunting pulpit with walls and roof.

Ant-hill of the Formica rufa.In the neighbourhood, there are also some ant-hills of the Formica rufa. The largest ones might accommodate up to 300,000 ants. There is strict differentiation of labour in an ant-hill. The queen lays the eggs, the male pair with her and the workers do all the works.
PokulandContinuing the trail, there is a turn to the left. You have now reached the meadowsweet birch wood. By the path, you will see the Pokus that are green in summer but turn brown late in autumn. Especially in spring, they look like strange brown bunches. In fact they are tuft sedges that mainly grow in wet areas. Ours is relatively small, the real Pokuland lies along Simuna nature study trail and hiking track.

The camping site of Äntu Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake).28. Turn to the right in order to reach the Nõmme River. Go over the footbridge, turn to the left and go along the river bank and the ditch to the next footbridge and you have reached the camping site of Äntu Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake). There is a shed-pavilion where it is cosy to rest and have a meal. You will also find the fireplace and a bathing beach with shallow water that suits well for kids.

Äntu Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake) was constructed by Väike-Maarja Collective Farm as a reservoir for irrigation purposes. It was completed in 1988-89. It is 4 metres deep and it is slanting only in the southern part where the swimming-pool is situated. There are no natural springs, water is pumped into the lake. The Collective Farm constructed also some 20 kilometres of pipelines to feed 27 sprinklers in the fields of the village of Äntu. The grass used to be taken to the protein factory near Ebavere Hill (now AS Flexa Heat).

The seal called Poiss (boy)29. It is possible to go around the lake to Äntu Fish Farm. It is private property and you can enter only from the road close to the lake. The fish farm was founded by Väike-Maarja Collective Farm in the 1970s. The fish farm has also been considerably extended. Trout live in the ponds where water from the Nõmme River also runs in. Trout love clear and cool water.

A special sightseeing is the seal living in one of the pools. The seal is very quick to catch food cast to him. The seal called Poiss (boy) was brought from Audru Fur Farm in April 2008. He has better living standards here than in Audru where he could swim only in a basin that was 4x4 metres and half a metre deep. There are also different species of trout that you can buy.

If you feel like taking the Artificial Lake Long Round, you can take the path back over the camping site. In case of wish, you might also turn to the right in the forest behind the Nõmme River (you came from the left) and do the northern curve of the small round (see the chart).

If you take the Äntu Village Round, you leave the lake on the road. On either sides of the road, the landscape is flat with natural meadows or fields. The fields are either cultivated hayfields or there is growing grain: barley, rye, wheat. The crop with yellow blossoms is rape.

Trail is closed because of the strom damage. Information about Archer`s Path by phone  +372 525 4758 Heiti and  +372 5326 7057 Luule.

Härma Farm30. The next stop is at Härma Farm.
A biker can make his way there by the road from the Artificial Lake (2 km). Follow the road signs! If you are on foot, you can shorten your way turning to the right about half a kilometre from the end of the lake, going along the ditch over the hayfield and reaching the beaver path of Härma Farm. Keep to the middle, the beaver path long round is to the right. It is a couple of hundred metres to the buildings. Follow the yellow signs on the trees.

Heiti Erala, the owner of Härma Farm, has prepared two trails: the 3-km Beaver Path (the health path) and the much shorter Archer Path.

Beaver Path and Archer Path. If you wish to, you might take the health path. You can get a leaflet from the farm telling you what to do in every observation point to gain health and strength from the nature. It is a very interesting hiking trail; you can get over the brook even by raft. There are signs everywhere, you won’t get lost.

The Archer Path starts also from the Farm yard. It is possible to hire a bow for money, train a bit in the range and then go to forest where there are images of animals on the butts. You might even compete with your companions in shooting arrows.

Lindreht Spring31. Leaving the Farm yard, you should turn to the right if you would like to see the Lindreht Spring that used to be rich in water once upon time. It has become less due to dry summers. The Spring is under nature preservation protection.

In addition to Härma Farm Spring, this is the starting point of a branch of the Kärsa Brook running into the Nõmme River.

The old Simuna road and Uguri Hill32. When you come back, keep first to the right on the farm road and in some time to the left and then straight ahead to the crossroad. Turn to the left on the old Simuna road. Soon you will see a coppice to the right.

This is the Uguri Hill, the sacred grove for the ancient Estonians. There are beautiful high pine trees growing. Also some asps with trembling leaves and alders and willows. You can also find a picnic place there to have a rest. You can also look at the ruins of lime burning land-ovens of Äntu Manor on the north-western slope of the hill. You have reached the Pandivere limestone quarries country. The country was established by five (now four) municipalities in 2005 with the aim to promote local economy, including tourism. There are several limestone production and processing facilities and constructions.

Ruins of lime burning land-ovens of Äntu ManorThe land-oven was the earliest means to get lime out of limestone. The ovens used to be round or oval structures with the diameter between 1.5 and 7 metres narrowing on the top and having height between 3 and 5 metres. It was constructed from limestone and the inside covered by stronger stones. Limestone from the quarries was taken to the oven. The furnace cavity was behind the heating opening and on top of it there were vertical smokestacks. The filling openings were immured so that only the smokestacks remained open. They combusted logs for about a week so that the temperature rose up to 1100-1300 degrees. Then the oven was cooled down and the lime was taken out of the oven. They used to have several ovens next to each other: one was being heated, the other one was being cooled down and the third was being filled in.

Äntu Springs.33. Rather close to the road on the left, there are the Äntu Springs. There are several water springs coming from the ground and forming a spring pond. There are several more springs in the neighbourhood. This is the source of the Nõmme River running into the Põltsamaa River.

Further on, you will reach the crossroad with the sign showing towards Äntu Manor Distillery. This is where you should go. The overgrown Äntu Manor Park lies to the left. There are no ruins even remaining from the Manor House. Äntu Manor had a long history. As early as in 1277 vassal of the King of Denmark Robertus de Engdis (giving his name to the village) owned the Manor House. The manor House burned down in the early 1970s.

Distillery chimney34. You will reach the ruins of Äntu Distillery, which is also an object of the limestone quarries county. There used to be a distillery in nearly every manor. Äntu Distillery was constructed in 1908. Decoration of the building was important for the design. You can see it while admiring the beautiful red-brick dripstone of the windows. The 20 metres high distillery chimney of hammer-dressed limestone is unique and has preserved unexpectedly well.

The hiking trail takes you through the park to Äntu-Järaniku road. If you are cycling, you should come off the bike or turn back and ride your bike taking a longer round to Järaniku road. It used to be the path to the Fish Farm, but the gate to the Fish Farm is locked now.

Järaniku (Äntu) gravel quarry35. On the left, there is Järaniku (Äntu) gravel quarry, which is filled with water today. The gravel layer is 3-7 metres thick. Gravel was extracted from there when the manor was enjoyed full power and occasionally even later. In the future, the quarry should be emptied so that the quarry depression could fill with deep water and turn into a beautiful quarry lake. The quarry lies within the premises of private land, so you can only admire it.

A gravel road takes you to Tartu road. If a biker doesn’t feel like taking the road back to Lake Sinijärv of the Artificial Lake through the forest, he should take a wider road to Lake Sinijärv. The hiking path turns left to the forest and takes you back to the northern curve of the small round between the Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake) and Lake Sinijärv. If you wish to return to the Artificial Lake, turn to the left; if you wish to return to Lake Sinijärv, turn to the right (follow the signs). You will see the beautiful forest path with the same flowers that were on the southern curve.

HoneysuckleThe path to the Tehisjärv (Artificial Lake) takes you to a place where several bushes grow: buckthorn, bird cherry, black alder, rowan, honeysuckle, mezereon, alder, hazel, dog-rose, currant, willow.

NB! Mezereon is poisonous just as the berries of honeysuckle, black alder and buckthorn.

Brackens36. Taking the path to Lake Sinijärv, you will reach a glade where many brackens grow. They differ from other types of ferns for growing aloof and having stronger leaves.

“The bushes” of thistlesYou will also notice “the bushes” of thistles, tall and slender goldenrods, willow-herbs, wild basils with small pink blossoms and several types of campanula. Some seminal pines grow there to disseminate the seeds. You may also find some fir plants. Foto nr 32,

This is the start of the ascent to the esker behind the lakes. You should soon turn to the left to a new path. There is another hepatica fir-grove. Along the path, there are many lilies of the valley, May lilies, fir trees, some young oaks, willows, rowans, hazels, raspberries, currants, etc. Soon you will reach the northern end of Lake Sinijärv. You should turn to the right to reach the camping site.