NATURE AND WILDLIFE
Võsu is home to one of the most popular sandy beaches among holidaymakers in the region. Energetic sun-lovers can play beach volleyball, while children can enjoy the swings and the nearby playground.
About a century ago, Vainupea was already a busy holiday spot. Vainupea beach is well-maintained and has dressing booths. The beach also has benches, a boardwalk, rubbish pins and toilets.
Karepa beach is sandy and the sea is relatively shallow, but there are also small boulders. The coastline is, for the most part, straight, but there are also three small capes.
At a circumference of 31.7 metres and a height of six metres, Ojakivi (Creek Stone) is the third largest giant boulder in the Lahemaa region and the fourteenth largest in Estonia.
field of boulders
Towards one end of the village of Käsmu is Estonia's biggest field of boulders. The boulders were deposited here as the Finnish and Swedish continental ice shelf retreated around 10,000 years ago.
palmse nunnery boulders
You will find the Palmse Nunnery Boulders - a group of 14 erratic boulders - on the right side of the road behind the walls of Palmse Manor when driving from the direction of Viitna.
PALMSE WOLF STONE
Palmse Wolf Stone is a migmatite granite boulder reminiscent of a lying wolf. According to the legend, it is an enchanted bride who refused to get married and was turned into a wolf.
Tammispea Stone is a glacial boulder in Tammispea village. The boulder has broken down into several parts. The height of the largest block is 7.7 m. It is the highest boulder in mainland Estonia.
sacred lime tree
The lime tree on Ilumägi Hill is one of the few remaining trees in Lahemaa that was considered sacred to ancient Estonians. Tributes were still being brought here at the beginning of the 20th century.
Võsu-Nõmmeveski hiking trail is 18 kilometres long and situated in the expansive Lahemaa. The trail takes off at the Võsu camping area and continues through to Nõmmeveski known for its canyon.
The cascade is made up of three waterfalls. The Vasaristi cascade tends to dry up during droughts, but the white foamy waterfall is one of the most popular sights in Lahemaa in the springtime.
oandu beaver trail
vihasoo birdwatching tower
The birdwatching tower is located in Vihasoo coastal meadow, the most bird-populated area of Lahemaa National Park. There, you will see the islands of the Gulf of Eru, which are the nesting area of birds.
Purekkari cape is the northernmost place of mainland Estonia. The cape is 1.5 km long, covered with rocks and boulders, and located on the Pärispea Peninsula in Lahemaa National Park.