Dec 10, 2023
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Ideas for a vacation with family and friends!

Be it peace and quite in nature, outdoors activities or breathtaking views, everyone will find something to enjoy when taking a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Abuls river valley and the surrounding old park reaching the Tapers lake promenade. See Smiltene hydro power plant, enjoy refreshing drinks or a delicious meal in the park hotel “Brūzis”, enjoy art in a form of large-format painting, visit the splashing waterfall or try out some outdoors activities – go paddle boarding, rollerblading, play beach volleyball, go roller skiing or go-karting, work out on open-air training equipment or simply enjoy the beauty of nature.

An exciting adventure for both adults and children will be a visit to the petting zoo “Ezerlejas”, where you will be able to meet and feed deer, mouflons, bobak marmots, rabbits, foxes, raccoons and many other local and foreign animals and birds.

Visit Smiltene regional museum in the Mēru manor and view a modern exposition on the history of medicine in Smiltene region. Here you can also view the great Mēru oak, which is the largest oak in the Baltics in terms of size of the crown.

Play a fun match of disc golf in Palsmane and visit the Love park where you can find various stone sculptures reflecting on the theme of love.

Visit the recreation complex “Trīssaliņas” and go on the approximately 400m long nature trail “Grove of the Friends of Forest” to find all the animals and checkpoints with the help of a map. Take a breather in the large gazebo and play one of the many family games. After you have completed the nature trail, visit the viewing tower to see the beautiful landscape of Trīssaliņas from above. For those who enjoy more active recreation, try out the gymnastics bars, a pulley-ride, sports area and children’s playground, a ride with the tiny car or a paddle board, bat or water bike.

Choose one of the scenic cycling routes and enjoy the natural, historical and cultural riches of Smiltene region. There are several cycling routes of different lengths and levels of complexity so that everyone can choose the one that best suits their strengths and interests.

In the very center of Smiltene you can play an active and fun game of bowling and then have a delicious meal and drinks in the cafe “Pasēdnīca”.

Welcome to Smiltene region!