Tervete Nature Park is a fabulous place where both unique nature and cultural and historical heritage are found. Tervete Nature Park is a wonderful place to relax with family or friends. In 2009, Tervete Natural Park was recognized as an object of EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence).
Free up your afternoon to take you to the fantasy world. Breathe in the fresh air of the pine forest. On a dark night, look for the constellations in the sky. Enjoy a dip in Lake Gulbyu.
Tervete Natural Park is unique in its nature: 72 species of endangered plants grow here. This territory is also a refuge for many other wild inhabitants, for example, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The peculiarity of the park is that special protection zones have been created in it so as not to interfere with the development of rare species.
Nature Park “Tervete” is the best and friendly place for families with children and those who know how to look at the world through the eyes of a child, enjoy the harmony of nature and fairy tales. This place will not leave indifferent also those who admire the power of the ancient Zemgals. Three ancient fortifications remind of this current generation.
The park’s favorite places, which will take at least 3 hours to visit, are the Fairytale Forest, a playground and the Dwarf Forest. Not only friends of nature are admired by the unique pine forest, where magnificent trees grow, which are about 300 years old.
And if you visit the Tervetsky settlement on the second Saturday of August, you will have a chance to visit the artisans market and take part in the Zemgalov festival, which praises the history of the culture of the region.
In the Tervete nature park, one can meet not only wooden sculptures – the heroes of fairy tales and plays by the writer A. Brigadere – Spriditis and Lutausis, the Forest King with his retinue, Annel with girlfriends, a large family of gnomes, but also “living” fairy-tale characters.
What you will find in Tervete Natural Park:
- In spring and summer, children and youth can meet their favorite fairy-tale characters; can watch migratory birds
- In summer, the boat season begins on Swan Lake; swimming, biking, nature watching
- In autumn you can watch migratory birds.
- In winter, cross-country skiing is held on well-trodden trails.
The guide will accompany a group of visitors (a preliminary appointment is required) to the kingdom of legends and fairy tales, and will also successfully lead him out of the forest.