Jurmala

Ķemeri National Park

13 Dec 2016

Although most tourists rarely venture out this far, the wildlife reserve and national park at Ķemeri is one of Latvia’s most impressive natural treasures. Its ancient raised bogs, swamps, forests and lakes were created roughly 8,000 years ago when the sea retreated to its current position. It's only an hour train ride from Riga or roughly 30 minutes from the Majori station in Jūrmala.

The park is home to a wide range of fauna including rare birds like the black stork not to mention moose, deer, elk, foxes, wolves and wild cattle and horses that were reintroduced into this unique ecosystem with some help from the World Wildlife Fund. Nearly 900 varieties of flora can also be observed in the park including certain plants that are found nowhere else in the country. Although recent conservation efforts have protected the park from the modern world, several types of flora, once abundant in the area, haven’t been seen in over 20 years and are believed to have been relegated to the pages of history.

A vast network of wooden boardwalks and nature paths traverse the park making for a pleasant walk or a rigorous 12km hike depending on your level of physical fitness and desire to experience nature in its nearly virgin state.

Raised Bog Trail

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20.05.2016
Afar

Great place to see and I have been to this national park. Regards, PSR - Afar
27.09.2012
Nicola
Italy,
A very nice place for trekking and very easy find trails. No other info are necessary.I liked it.
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