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Description:

Lake Liepāja Horse Island trail is a nice walking trail, with several pathways at the start, including a wide, good-quality wooden boardwalk along the coast with few viewing platforms. There are few outdoor gym devices and resting areas with picnic tables and fireplace sites along the boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk, the path continues along a narrow dam, with a watching tower for bird watching and enjoying the nice views over the lake landscape.

Lake Liepāja boardwalk is a wide, good quality wooden boardwalk through the lake reeds to the bird watching tower, which opens a great view to the lake and its surroundings.

Both boardwalks are accessible to people in wheelchairs and parents with baby-strollers. The towers, however, are not accessible. Movement on the dam stretch of the Horse Island trail may be hindered due to small stones on the pavement.

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Location: Nature Reserve: Lake Liepāja, Liepāja

Suggested starting point for the Horse Island trail: Horse Island parking lot

Suggested starting point for the Lake Liepāja boardwalk: East end of Lauku Street

Starting point in the map for Horse island: Lat:56.51718;Lon:21.03084

Starting point in the map for Lake Liepāja boardwalk: Lat:56.4944,Lon:21.0244

Accessibility: 

in addition   at the Horse Island trail 

Hiking time: 

Horse Island trail: 0,5 – 1h (one way)
Lake Liepāja boardwalk: 15 min (one way)

Distance: 

Horse Island trail: 2 km (one way)
Lake Liepāja boardwalk: 0,5 km (one way)

Marking: Not marked, but can easily follow the trail. Direction signs at the start of the trails.

Type: 

Horse Island trail: Loop
Lake Liepāja boardwalk: Out&back

Difficulty: 

Surface:  

Horse Island trail: wooden boardwalk, gravel road
Lake Liepāja boardwalk: wooden boardwalk

 (During rain and in winter the trails are slippery)

Facilities: 

Watching tower
Bicycle parking stand at the start of the trail

in addition  at the Horse Island trail

Getting there: by car, by bus

Rules to follow: 

Jet skis forbidden

Trail administrator: Liepāja Citu Council, 63404750, pasts@liepaja.lv

Info: Liepāja Region Tourism Information Office, 5/6 Rožu Square, Liepāja, +371 29402111, info@liepaja.travel, www.liepaja.travel/en

Closest shops, gas stations: Liepāja