Orjaku study trail (0.7 km to 2 km)

FIRE-RISK IN ESTONIAN FORESTS IS EXTREMELY HIGH! It has been extremely dry in Estonia during spring and there is a standing forest fire warning. Therefore, smoking or making fire is not allowed in the forest, even on our camping sites.
The trail starts at the parking area near the Orjaku bay, consists of the longer Orjaku trail (2 km) and the shorter Roostikuring (Reed loop) (0.7 km). Accessible without getting your feet wet, the trail is marked with arrow signs. Enjoy the vistas to the Käina and the Jausa bay, and observe the birds’ activities and migration. The short circular boardwalk trail (Roostikuring) takes you through the tall reeds to Silmakare.
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Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking near the Orjaku bay and next to the bird observation tower
AmenitiesThere are 3 information boards, a recreation site with shelter, and about 0.5 km boardwalk through reeds on the trail. A large information board and 11 smaller ones. Passable without getting your feet wet, marked with arrow signs.
Hiking options yes
SightsThe Käina bay resembles a coastal lake rather than a sea bay. Its average depth is only 0.5 m and three canals join the bay and the sea. There are 23 low flat islands in the bay, mostly surrounded by reeds. The bird population in the Käina bay is interesting and highly diverse. In the autumns 10,000 to 15,000, sometimes up to 20,000 water and coastal birds choose the bay as their stopover site.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions In Käina Bay–Kassari Nature Reserve
LocationOrjaku village, Hiiumaa municipality
Object no 5 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 3.2 km on Suuremõisa–Käina–Emmaste road to Emmaste, pass the Käina–Kärdla junction. Turn left at the Orjaku junction, drive 2.3 km towards Orjaku. There’s a lighthouse to your left; the parking area, which marks the start of the trail, is next to the lighthouse. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.80012
longitude: 22.75978
L-EST 97 x: 6518514.5 y: 428314.1