The Pape Nature Process Trail provides an opportunity for travelers to get to know the southern part of the Pape Nature Park and explore 5 ecosystems: lake, meadow, forest, bog and dunes. Each of the stops on the way tells how the natural landscape is formed and how various natural processes influence it. The length of the trail is 9.6 km (it takes about 3–4 hours to walk it). A circular route with its starting point at the Pape Canal in the village of Pape.
The trail leads through the village of Ķoņi towards the Nida bog – the only bog in Latvia that is so close to the Baltic Sea. On the west side of the bog, there has been built a boardwalk that will take you to the viewing platform. Further, the trail leads towards the sea and along its one-of-a-kind white beach back to the starting point at the Pape Canal.
It is possible to visit the old fishermen’s houses “Vītolnieki” and “Mikjāņi”. The buildings of Ķoņi village are worth to point out because the village is one of two Latvian fishing villages that has preserved the authentic construction of the fishing village to this day.
For your information:
- In spring and autumn, the trail behind the Ķoņi village to the viewing platform of the Nida bog can be wet.
- It is best to walk or use mountain bike on this trail.
- Marked with yellow circles.
- Surface of the trail – dirt road, boardwalk and viewing platform in the bog, sand on the beach.
- The trail is not suitable for visitors in wheelchairs and is not equipped with railings!