Viljandi-, Valga- and Järva counties


Varied forest and marsh landscapes of Sakala Uplands, Lõhavere ancient stronghold, mysterious hiking trails with several heritage culture objects


Hiking trips on foot, fishing, having a picnic, nature-watching, picking berries and mushrooms, nature educations


RMK Aimla nature centre-information point

Tel: 676 7505

E-mail: aimla.looduskeskus@rmk.ee

address Aimla Village, Suure-Jaani Rural Municipality, Viljandi County

RMK Lilli information point

Tel: 513 9177

Lilli Village, Karksi Rural Municipality, 69002 Viljandi County

Manager of the protected areas

Pärnu-Viljandi region of the Environmental Board
Põlva-Valga-Võru region of the Environmental Board
Harju-Järva-Rapla region of the Environmental Board


To find out about the possibilities for active holiday in the RMK Sakala recreation area, visit the homepage of RMK partnerMatkajuht OÜ

Recreation area map

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When walking on the hiking trails in the Sakala recreation area, you can feel the aura of the native forest inhabitants. The bogs, marshes and virgin forests untouched by intense human activity are an ideal place to contemplate your roots, commune with forest fairies, explore the traces of forest people’s activities and find your place in nature’s circle of life. Simplicity, isolation and being alone are what make the forest trails so attractive. Camping out by a fire accompanied by the howling of a wolf during the autumn, waking up on a nippy March morning hearing the cooing of a wood grouse and grouse from your forest cabin, swimming in the rejuvenating bog lake or a taking a daytime hiking journey on the sandy hills of pine forests rich in ozone offer you an ideal escape from your hectic everyday life.

Sakala recreation area is divided into two – the southern Paanikse area and northern Kabala area.