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Strenči Nature Trail

Strenči Nature Trail is a result of cooperation between the JSC Latvian State Forests and Strenči Municipality. Love for nature and persistence have been put in practical use when creating Nature Trail and also restoring Love Spruce Forest – a resting place that was once so popular among town residents. Today signs have been hung out in a 5.5 km section of the Trail that can be walked along its full length. Visitors may also choose a shortened route of 2 and 3.5 km. The Trail is suitable for Nordic walking.

  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: A. Dzilna
  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: From the archives of Strenči Tourism Information Centre
  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: From the archives of Strenči Tourism Information Centre
  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: From the archives of Strenči Tourism Information Centre
  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: From the archives of Strenči Tourism Information Centre
  • Strenči Nature Trail
  • Photo: From the archives of Strenči Tourism Information Centre

When practising regular walking or Nordic walking along the Nature Trail visitors have an opportunity to see how unnoticeably town has gone into the forest.
The Nature Trail is situated in the area of Ziemeļgauja protected landscape district.

Several sites of cultural and historical importance are located in the area of the Nature Trail. Reinforced concrete bridge over the River Gauja near Strenči was built in 1909. Its small width of 4.5 m was sufficient for the carts used at that time to pass each other. Strengthening of the right bank of the River Gauja was created in the 1920s in order to protect the town from floods during the spring high water.
Trail visitors may relax or enjoy cultural events taking place on the open air stage of the town or spend their time in children’s playground near the stage. But one of the town's symbols - Gauja Raftsman wood sculpture – was exhibited in 2000 in honour of the Gauja raftsmen.

When walking along the Nature Trail visitors may encounter landscape elements so characteristic of the Gauja old river beds, namely flooding islands, peculiar trees – Apiary Oak that keeps the evidence of tarring –, a fragment of an old paved road and Strenči rapids loved by boaters.
Listen and look into the nature!

 
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  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Smoker-friendly
Last updated: 06.06.2014