Aegviidu-Kõrvemaa Recreation Area

Aegviidu–Kõrvemaa Recreation Area extends from Tallinn–St. Petersburg road to Tallinn–Tartu road. The recreation area involves the territories of several protection areas and in addition to forests there are also mires and bogs, lakes, eskers and valleys. It is a perfect area for nature recreation in every season – for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, training or just walking. Well-equipped campsites and campfire sites welcome everyone to rest and have a picnic. The area provides ample opportunities for nature photographers, bird and animal watchers and those interested in picking mushrooms and berries.

Harju and Järva County
Unpopulated and intact nature, great hiking opportunities
Hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, camping, picnicking, picking berries and mushrooms, nature photography, bird and animal watching
RMK Aegviidu Visitor Centre 
Phone +372 604 7212
Contact usJaama 7, Aegviidu, 74501 Harju County
Visitor Management State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Protected Area Manager Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999,
Additional information
In Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.


Campfire site Krani campfire site , Kurisoo campfire site, Kulli campfire site, Oru campfire site, Noku campfire site, Mägede campfire sites, Kalajärve campfire site, Matsimäe quarry campfire site, Paunküla campfire site, Napu campfire site, Rava campfire site, Tamme campfire site, Tõõrakõrve campfire site, Voose campfire site
Campsite Nikerjärve campsite, Venemäe campsite, Jussi campsite, Paukjärve campsite, Järvi Pärnjärve campsite, Järvi Pikkjärve campsite, Matsimäe Pühajärve campsite, Hiieveski campsite
Hiking trail Paunküla hills hiking trails (total length 12 km), Järvi-Aegviidu hiking trail (27 km), RMK Hiking Route Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla / Kalmeoja - Aegviidu (38 km), RMK Hiking Route Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla / Aegviidu - Hirvelaane (62 km), RMK hiking route Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve / Alavere - Aegviidu (32 km), RMK hiking route Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve / Aegviidu-Oostriku (107 km)
Nature Centre Aegviidu Visitor Centre
Nature House Simisalu Nature House
Observation Tower Paukjärve nature trail’s observation tower (ca 1 km from the parking), Venemäe campsite’s observation tower, Simisalu Nature House’s observation tower, Kõnnu Suursoo observation tower (ca 2.3 km from the parking)
Study trail Simisalu-Matsimäe nature trail (7 km), Tammsaare - Järva-Madise nature trail (4 km), Kakerdaja nature trail (7 km), Sõõriksoo nature trail (1.5 km), Uuejärve nature trail (6 km), Jussi nature trail (8 km), Paukjärve nature trail (5 km)