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Snowshoe hikes in bogs of Central Estonia-Toosikannu

Snowshoe hikes

Have you even walked on the bog?

The snowshoe hikes take 2-3 hours with the nature tour guide in Pidapa or Kastna bog which are about 10km from Toosikannu.

The Kastna bog is an East-Estonian type bog with numerous marshes and an enchanting bog pine forest.

The Pidapa bog is a bog with fewer marshes and a thicker forest cover. The Pidapa bog is part of the Linnumängu protected area.

Swamps and bogs that seem ordinary to Estonians, but are truly exotic for those whose homelands have already destroyed them. The age of snowshoes is usually suggested to be around 6,000 years, but on the other hand, it is believed that snowshoes existed a long time before skis, which are considered to be as old as 8,000 years. So which came first, the ski or the snowshoe?

In this case these couple of thousand years doesn’t matter, but snowshoes help you to hike almost everywhere, and it’s hard find a better way to boost your body and mind than snowshoe hikes. Pure nature, peace and silence.

During the hike the participants explore what species of fauna and flora can be found in the bog and enjoy the variable bog landscape.

Clothing should be chosen according to the weather. As for footwear, rainproof hiking boots or rubber boots are the best suited. Bring or wear an item of clothing that protects against unexpected showers, a hat and, in cooler weather, gloves. It would also be wise to bring lighter shoes and socks, so that you can change your hiking shoes for them after the hike.

It is also possible to order a picnic basket to take with you on the hike. The hike through Pidapa swamp ends at a resting place where you can make a fire, eat soup and have a good time in the embrace of nature.

Preferable size of the group should be around 10-23 people.


25 € per person, incl. snowshoes

8 € Snowshoe rental

No matter how long and exhausting the hike, our saunas help you relax, and of course you can also stay overnight with us. In addition, we offer a large number of different active activities, and our shooting range is the most versatile in the whole of Estonia, offering an adrenaline-filled vacation even for those who have never held a gun in their hands.

Of course, we also offer catering and in our menu, in addition to the more usual dishes, we offer a diverse selection of dishes made from the meat of Estonian big game. Various delicious game dishes are the undisputed favorites of our guests. Of course, we also serve snack options in the saunas.

Don’t forget to be in a good mood when you come to Toosikannu 🙂

What else to do in Central Estonia?

And of course, you have a great opportunity to enjoy local sights as well. There is Adventure Park in Türi, Kirna Manor (read the STORY) is full of tulips, Bicycle museum at Väätsa, Dairy Museum in Imavere, Wittenstein Time Centre in Paide Tower, one of the best-preserving wooden church and Stroller Museum in Käru. One hour drive is to the Old Engineering Museum and Vintage Vehicle Storehouse in Järva-Jaani. Please find more information at local tourism website VisitJärva!

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