Tõrvaaugu recreation site

Järva County, Sakala Recreation Area
Tõrvaaugu (Tar pit) recreation site has got its name from the authentic tar-burning pit beside the shelter. Tar is still made here at least once a year in September, when the Forest and Hiking Day takes place in Rassi village. The recreation site is one of the attractions on Vanapagana study trail. Due to its roadside location it is also a nice stop for car travellers. Visitors interested in cultural heritage can read about tar burning on the information board.
Phone+372 435 7164
+372 526 1924
E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectRest Stop
AmenitiesShelter, seats, information board
Hiking options On the Vanapagana study trail.
SightsThe site has cultural and historical importance both for local people and others. Tar burning at Tõrvaaugu was first recorded in 1832.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationJärva County, Rassi village, Tõrvaaugu. Object no 10 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Imavere–Viljandi road, 31 km from Imavere turn towards Vändra and drive 11.3 km to the sign “Jälevere 4 km”. Follow the sign to the right and drive 9 km to Tõrvaaugu bus stop. The recreation site is before the bus stop by the right side of the road. When approaching from the direction of Türi, follow the sign “Rassi 19 km” and drive to the centre of Tõrvaaugu village, and turn left there. The recreation site is to the right of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.630976
longitude: 25.384812
L-EST 97 x: 6499842 y: 580431