The Great Kemeri Bog Boardwalk is a popular tourist destination in Kemeri National Park, offering visitors a chance to explore the bog and its inhabitants.

As we have been relocated to Latvia's Jūrmala for some time, we decided to explore nearby vicinity, and we started with nearby hiking trails. Ķemeri has many attractions to offer, sure The Great Ķemeri Bog Boardwalk probably is the most popular, but there are other routes as well, for example, Hiking Trails in Kemeri National Park (Near Forest House)

Now, it was a sunny April's Sunday morning and here we go:

Start of the Ķemeri bog hiking trail

Start of the Ķemeri bog hiking trail

The boardwalk takes visitors to the world of moss, small pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes, and the smell of wild rosemary.

Turquoise blue ponds in the bog

Turquoise blue ponds in the bog

The pretty rare scenery in Latvia

Bird observation deck in Kemeri bog

Bird observation deck in Kemeri bog

The astute visitor will notice the carnivorous plant of sundew, and a variety of birds – wood sandpipers, white wagtails, tree pipits, and also hear cranes further away. Those who prefer shorter strolls can take the small boardwalk arc (~1.4 km), while those who choose the great arc (~3.4 km) will be rewarded with the opportunity to climb an observation platform that offers a magnificent view of the bog from above.

Aerial view of Kemeri Bog

Aerial view of Kemeri Bog

Would love to come here during golden hour, might be great HDR photography.