Kurtna lake district, recreation areas
The Kurtna lake district, located in Alutaguse Rural Municipality, is one of Estonia's most lake-rich areas, where 42 lakes can be found in an area of about 30 square kilometers. The lakesides are popular recreation and swimming spots for locals and visitors from afar. Läke Liivjärv and Lake Martiska are the easiest to find and best marked. The State Forest Management Centre has built campfire sites and recreation areas on their shores. Good to know: - The Kurtna lake district developed as a result of the movement and melting of glacial ice; - There is a hiking trail in the district which leads past 11 of the lakes; - The forest bordering the lakes is filled with mushrooms and berries.