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Picnic at the bog

Mäetaguse manor house hotel offers an enjoyable adventure for everyone who wants to experience manor house interiors, industrial heritage, and bog landscape under protection during one single trip. Mäetaguse manor house complex is the only one in Ida-Virumaa with such a well-preserved and renovated traditional manor house ensemble. About ten kilometres from here, there is the Estonia mine of Eesti Energia, which mining area stretches up to 500 metres from the manor house complex and the heart of Mäetaguse settlement – the land is cavernous here on the total surface of about several hundred hectares.

We have compiled a Picnic package for you (from 118 € for two people), which includes accommodation, using the bathhouse, and a picnic basket. On our side, we are going to lead you to the right path, which will take you to Selisoo bog. In the forest, you will see the ventilation shaft of the most popular mine in Ida-Virumaa. People take pictures of it all the year round, but it is the most picturesque in winter when covered in thick snow.

On the bank of the Seli Lake, there is a nice place for having a picnic – a bench that overlooks the lake. Deafening silence will take you by surprise, because in our fast everyday life we don´t often come across the moments of silence, as silent as these ones. RMK hiking trail has information stands that tell hikers about local plants and animals in the Estonian and Russian languages.