Nature trail for children (0.5 km)

Võru County, Karula National Park
During the time of a risk of a forest fire in Estonia: • You can make fire only in designated places. • You can make fire only with a wind up to 5 m/s. • Watch out your fire!
The nature trail/playground for children, situated near the visitor centre in Ähijärve village, welcomes younger visitors. There is a slide, watchtower, swings, sandbox, giant stride on the trail. The trail introduces erratic boulders and rocks, the difference between coniferous and deciduous trees, the most common bird species in the area, soil characteristics and traces of mammal’s activity.
Phone+372 782 8350
E-mail info.karula@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking near Suuremäe campsite for 20 cars.
AmenitiesThere are 9 information boards, 7 attractions, 5 information posts about animal tracks, 5 hollow posts, soil profile in acrylic container for activities, games and puzzle solving. The trail is marked with wooden arrow signs. Activity sheets available at the information point help children to acquire the information.
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options by walking
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Karula National Park, about restrictions please read here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationÄhijärve village, Antsla municipality. Object no 17 on the national park map.
Driving directionsDrive 8 km from Antsla towards Haabsaare, turn right 50 m after the Haabsaare bus stop (signs “Karula rahvuspargi külastuskeskus 7 km”, “Saru 20 km”). Drive 7 km on Haabsaare–Saru road and follow the signs to the Karula National Park’s visitor centre. Follow the wooden arrow signs from the visitor centre to the playground.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.71270
longitude: 26.50380
L-EST 97 x: 6399523.9 y: 649218.0