One winter day, I played a tourist in my own country and took a travel brochure of Jūrmala and the surroundings. This is how I found out there is a trail with a floating tower for watching birds near Lake Sloka and a few minutes later I was in my car driving there. It was an unusually bright and sunny day, which resulted in many gorgeous photos and walking ON the lake. A magical experience even for me, a girl who has spent all her life in this cold country.
Before you step your foot on a frozen lake, make sure the ice layer is thick enough. Although lake Sloka is pretty shallow, there is no need to be too adventurous if you are not familiar with life in a cold climate. Safety first!
I will let the photos talk but I already know that I will go back to that trail sometime in summer to compare the experience in two completely different seasons.
I visited the lake two days in a row and each day differed greatly. Have a look at the sunset and sunrise photos below!
To get to the trail, enter “Dūņu ceļš” in Jūrmala in your navigation. Follow the road till it ends by the lake. There is a small parking place for you to leave the car.
There is no entrance fee.
Best enjoyed in summer. In spring and autumn, some parts of the trail may be flooded. Lovely in winter too if the weather is nice.
Children friendly. There is some outdoor equipment in some parts of the trail to keep everyone busy.
The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers but the view to the lake and to the tower is available to everyone from the parking place.
Photos from Day 1 – SUNSET
Photos from Day 2 – SUNRISE
Which one do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!
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