Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler
If you already explored the city and are craving a new adventure, consider Jurmala and Kemeri National Park. It is the best day trip from Riga. I’ve been to Sigulda and Cesis (other popular day trip destinations) and enjoyed Jurmala the most, especially Kemeri bogs.
Kemeri National Park – is a park located west of Jurmala and has a lot of attractions and hiking trails to offer. The Great Kemeri Bog Boardwalk however is the most popular one.
This is the trail in the park that goes through the bogs. It takes you to the world of tiny pine trees, wonderful rosemary smell and small dark lakes.
In wet weather the boardwalk is a bit slippery, so keep that in mind. And if the weather is good, you can stop at the Jurmala beach before or after you explore Kemeri.
Trains from Riga run every 2 hours and the route takes about 50 minutes. Price: 1.43 EUR when purchased online.
The entrance is free. If you’re coming by car the parking is 2 EUR. There are 2 routes you can take – the short one (1.4 kilometers (0.87 mi)) and the long one (3 kilometers (2.1 mi)).
Keep in mind that it’s a 3.8 km walk from the railway station "Kemeri" to the start of the Kemeri Boardwalk. There’s a bicycle rental near the train station, but it didn’t work when we were there. And according to Google reviews, it seems to be closed at all
Take the biggest one – 3 km! It’s not that long and you’ll have the opportunity to climb up the observation tower. The view is totally worth it!