Lahemaa National Park, Estonia

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One of the best places in the world to view the Earth's natural beauty is in a national park. Not only is it preserved from human development and man-made waste, but a national park is one of the last places to view nature in it's original form, pure and untouched. Lahemaa National Park is located in Estonia, formerly part of the USSR. While this may not be the first area of the world to jump to mind as having been preserved in its original state, due to the history of poverty and violence in the region, Lahemaa National Park shows that this stereotype is dated, as it is one of the most beautiful areas in the world.

Lahemaa National Park is located on the coast of the Baltic sea and stretching inland. The diversity of the region is one of its draws. When traveling through the park, one will see forests of trees, clear lakes, flowing rivers, bogs, and open fields. As can be expected with such a diverse landscape, the flora and fauna is quite stunning. Mushrooms sprout up by the thousands all over the area, while trees grow tall and strong in the forests. On a hiking trip, you may see a fox, and down the road a large bear. There is much to see in the park, as nature has been allowed to govern itself and the plants and animals have been allowed to flourish with little human interference.

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There is no doubt that Lahemaa national park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With the diverse landscape and the many different species of plants and animals, those who are traveling through this region will be treated to nature at its finest. The joy of the untouched beauty will make any traveler stop and enjoy the scenery for a few minutes.

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Ahtalehine turbasammal (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Majakivi-Pikanõmme õpperada (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Majakivi-Pikanõmme õpperada (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Majakivi-Pikanõmme õpperada (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Alpi põdrasamblik (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Majakivi-Pikanõmme õpperada (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Pahad (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Sagadi mõisa peahoone (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Kolga manor house (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Oandu loodusmetsa õpperada (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Sagadi looduskool (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Sagadi (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Nõiahammas (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Purekkari neem (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Viru raba (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Viru raba (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Purekkari neem (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Harilik hiirehernes (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Viru raba (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Rand-seahernes (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Kivid (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Before the sunset (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Lahemaa peat bog (Photo credit: François Philipp)

Lahemaa peat bog (Photo credit: François Philipp)

Estonia - Gardens at Lahemaa (Photo credit: Enrico)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Estonia, Parco nazionale di Lahemaa (Photo credit: Giacomo Mason)

Lahemaa peat bog (Photo credit: François Philipp)

Vihula watermill (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Lahemaa National Park, Estonia (Photo credit: Steve Haslam)

Nõmmeveski waterfall (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

Rabamurakas (Photo credit: Hans Põldoja)

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