Lake Abant Nature Park, Bolu

#1 of 32 in Outdoors in Turkish Black Sea Coast
Must see · Water Body · Jogging Path
Lake Abant is a freshwater lake in Turkey's Bolu Province in northwest Anatolia, formed as a result of a great landslide. The lake lies at an altitude of 1328m at a distance of 32km from the provincial seat of Bolu city. It is a favorite vacation and excursion spot for both Turkish and foreign travellers thanks to the natural beauty of its surroundings, which are covered with dense forests, and easy access by car. Lake Abant is a natural park.The lake covers an area of 1.28km2 and its deepest spot is 18m. The lake area has two large hotels in the immediate vicinity of the shores, as well as other amenities and services for visitors, who sometimes alternatively opt for the family guesthouses available in the nearby town of Mudurnu 18 km to the south. To the north of the lake, at a distance of 8km from Bolu city, is the main campus of Abant Izzet Baysal University.European black pine, Scots pine, oaks, ashes, hornbeams, willows, junipers, tamarisks, hazels, common medlar, and strawberry trees are among the tree species that make up the lake's woodlands, and there are wild boars, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, brown bears, wolves, red foxes, jackals and rabbits in the surrounding forests, which makes the lake a prized location for hunters during the season. The lake is inhabited by the Abant trout Salmo abanticus, a species of trout which is strictly endemic to this lake only.
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  • I have stayed at Boyuyuk Abant Hotel located in this natural park, with my sister in Mid November 2020. The place is so beautiful especially in Autumn and worth visiting but it gets extremely cold.....  more »
  • Magnificent lake with a beautiful landscape. The walking trail around the lake takes about 2 hours (7 km) of a nice walk with three or four restaurants and cafes. You can take a horse ride around the....  more »
  • It is a stunning lake with amazing landscape, beautiful weather and bazaar for local products of honey 🍯 and nuts 🥜 with good prices
  • Nice place to spend the full day with family. Lots of places to barbecue
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