This was our second Baltic boardwalk after Kemeri, and we enjoyed it even more. It is a great place for a break if you are driving from Tallinn to Saaremaa or to Pärnu. The walk we took started just a kilometre north of Risti, on the way to Piirsalu. It's called the Viru Bog Trail (there are additional reviews on TripAdvisor under that name). The walk starts from the carpark, a few hundred metres off the road, and starts in open countryside before entering a beech forest, the trees relatively low and slender because of the thin topsoil. Following the well-maintained boardwalk, you slowly leave the forest and the ground becomes marshy, the vegetation changing accordingly. Further still, the mature bog starts, and finally you reach a three-floor viewing tower surrounded by mysterious black ponds. All the way, the boardwalk has information tables explaining how a bog forms, and its characteristic flora and fauna. You walk back to the car along the same path, but this is no hardship as you experience the transition from bog to marsh to forest in the other direction. The boardwalk is so well maintained that it should be suitable for push-chairs and wheelchairs, though obviously they cannot ascend the viewing platform. The guidebooks state that the walk is 3.5 km, but it seemed longer (perhaps because we took so long studying the - for us Middle Europeans - strange landscape). Close to the walk are two stately homes - Palmse and Sagadi - which do open to the public but we didn't have time to visit them.
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