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Slitere National Park
Slitere National Park is located in the Northern Kurzeme peninsula washed by the Baltic Sea. The park is known for its incredibly beautiful vista – courtesy of the sea, broadleaf forests, bogs, wetlands, boreal forests and swamps.
For public convenience, there are:
- several nature trails;
- cycling paths;
- routes for motorists, boaters, and hikers;
- observation towers to discover the diversity and cultural history of the park.
- Kolkasrags Pine and Evazi nature trails are good for any walker, while Peterezers nature Trail and Slitere nature trail will entail climbing steeper hills – but the views they afford will be well worth the effort;
- The sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea are excellent for walks;
- cycling paths to choose from: Mazbanitis (Choo-choo) Trail from Mazirbe to Sikrags, Slitere Circle (along the beaches of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga) or the route through Liv fishing villages from Kolka to Sikrags;
- experienced sailors are definitely recommended sail to Kolka Lighthouse at least once;
- visit Sliteri during the bird migration period or take part in the annual Bird Days;
- sample the traditional cuisine of Northern Kurzeme shores – sklandrausis and smoked fish.
What to see at Slitere National Park:
- Cape Kolka – the horn where waters of the Sea Inlet (Gulf of Riga) and the Great Sea (Baltic Sea) meet;
- Slitere Lighthouse on top of the Blue Hills;
- Mazirbe (Ire) - visit the Liv People’s House, see a collection of ancient Liv items at Sturisi, the boat cemetery;
- A collection of antlers in Vaide’s Purvziedi includes over 550 items.