This scenic area is part of the Ezernieki Protected Landscape Area. The estate was famous for its outstanding gardener and evening gatherings for artists. Currently the territory of the manor accommodates an old people's home. Lake Istras with its islands is a nature reserve where a large number of bird species can be watched. In the area there are some of the former so-called folwarks – small Polish-owned manors - Konecpole, Annapole, e.a. An ancient castle mound, 10 m high, rises in the centre of the village of Vecslabada. On top of the hill there stands an abandoned Orthodox church.