The route starts from the main road between Kızılagac and Sivriler – at about 3.6 km from Kızılagac. There is a turn off to the left in the direction Kızılagac - Sivriler (southwest), from which a dirt road starts, along which after 10-15 minutes, you enter into a riparian forest. After a short descent the route reaches the river and takes upstream along a forest road. The climb down is smooth.
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Plum Lake, the largest lake located in this flooded woods offers just the right environment for a great route to Limanköy direction. Oak and ash trees are part of this fantastic route full of forests.
You can start from the center of İğneada walking along Parish Street (Ataturk Boulevard). Then the asphalt road begins to transform into a winding dirt road with lots of trees sidelong. Advancing on the road, after a while the trail enters the forest with sparse trees on your right (northeast direction). The scenic paths and the natural bridges formed by fallen trees in this part of the river bed, give great opportunity for taking photos. If you respect nature, maybe you can even see horses wandering freely.
This route is one of the most beautiful hiking trails around Lake Mert. It is located near İğneada and thus people of all ages can walk around easily even in the heart of this wetland and flooded forests. Despite the ramp path, and the absence of ups and downs, sometimes while passing under the trees, your feet will get wet. You can start the walk from the center of İğneada, along the street, where the hotels at the great Limanköy beach are. After five or six minutes, the city finishes and you reach a fine sandy beach, which reveals the confluence of the Black Sea with Lake Mert, the flooded forest landscape and the lush hills of Strandja.
Hamam lake is reachable through a dirt road which enters into the forest. After passing around the lake you reach the beach side of the lake and a soiled stream. After around 2.5 km you enter again into the forest and reach the Mert lake circumventing İğneada. You can avoid scratching your legs by wearing long trousers instead of shorts. There are numerous springs in the forest, with high water during the spring, but you must get a bottle of water for the route – no clean water on the road. When you look at the route it may look easy to you. However, the bushes in the forest and the stream crossings will tire you out.