Elistvere study trail (2 km)

Starting from the animal park, the trail is about 2 km back and forth. It offers a nice walk for visitors of the animal park. Up to the lake, the trail is accessible with wheelchair. On the trail one can study the local biota with the help of information boards and view platforms. Information on birds is available in the lakeside observation tower.
Phone+372 676 7030
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area at the Animal Park for about 30 cars
Amenities350 m boardwalk with disabled access, 600 m regular boardwalk, observation tower, 2 view platforms, wooden pier, 2 larger and 6 smaller information boards, bird information boards in the tower
Camping facilities Nearby at the Elistvere campfire site.
Wheelchair accessibility Boardwalk suitable for the disabled goes up to the observation tower (disabled person in a wheelchair should be accompanied by a companion).
Water Drinking water can be taken from the building during the opening hours of the animal park.
SightsBiocommunities at the lakeside, the bird-rich Lake Elistvere.
Additional information Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions Vooremaa Landscape Protection Area. Waterways in the protected area are restricted to non-motorised boating.
Camping and making campfire is allowed in designated places only. To organise public events with more than 75 participants and driving ATVs, a prior consent must be obtained from the protected area manager.  Additional information from the Environmental Board:+372 680 7438 info@keskkonnaamet.ee.
LocationElistvere Village, Tartu Municipality, Tartu County
Object no 34 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 12 km from Tartu towards Jõgeva, then turn right (sign "Elistvere loomapark 10") and drive into Elistvere village. When coming from Tallinn: drive to Jõgeva, then towards Tartu up to Tabivere. Turn left there (sign "Elistvere loomapark 6") and drive into Elistvere village. Start in the Animal Park behind the lynx's enclosure.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.5762472
longitude: 26.688025
L-EST 97 x: 6496049.2 y: 656336.8