Nature

Nature in Oldambt

Water. In and around Blauwestad are amazing lakes and canals. But there is more. You can spend hours strolling on the dykes, through the forests and in the historical marshland. You can easily walk or bike from one park to another. For example: from Oldambtmeer to Ennemaborgh, Midwolderbos, Meerland, De Tjamme and Reiderwolde. 

Midwolderbos

Midwolderbos

You can enjoy a stroll through the forest behind the Ennemaborgh. In this park trees and plants grow as naturally as possible. That means: no chopping for the wood production and dead wood simply remains. Konik horses graze and there is a variety of wild plants. Due to the richness of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees that are alive as dead, many birds live in the Midwolderbos. In the fall you will find many species of mushrooms. There are hiking trails and the Groninger Landscape foundation organizes excursions.

Reiderwolde

Reiderwolde

What was an agricultural area for years, was turned into nature reserve Reiderwolde. On the outskirts of Blauwestad you find a natural cemetery and a red watchtower with an amphitheatre. In the fall, you can - if they are ripe - pick apples, blackberries and pears. On the cycling and hiking trails you can explore Reiderwolde yourself. Extra fun is the ferry that takes you and your bike to the other side of the water. 

Sheep

Oldambt has its own flock of sheep. They keep the grass short in nature reserves and work in the city park of Winschoten, but also in Heiligerlee, Scheemda and Blauwestad.. The 250 sheep move frequently from place to place. The animals are resistant to cold weather due to their thick fur and walk outside in the winter.

Hondshalstermeer

Surrounded by orchards and large farmhouses lies the idyllic Hondshalstermeer. This lake, west of Nieuwolda, is surrounded by a beautiful bike path. On the banks and islands dozens of species of water- and marsh birds breed. In spring and autumn the Hondshalstermeer is an important area for migratory birds. Who wants to pull the area in, has been designated to the canoe. For example, present at camp Charleston in Nieuwolda.

Meerland

In the nature reserve at Meerland, near to Blauwestad, is the last high moors of the province of Groningen to be found. You'll find a young deciduous, grassland and a sheepfold. The name refers to the former Huningameer. After the reclamation arose Meerland. The nature reserve is only accessible with a guide. 

Oldambtmeer

Oldambtmeer

In the vast nature around Blauwestad water birds, deer and hares live. The Oldambtmeer covers an area of eight square kilometers, about the same as the Sneekermeer. For 2005, when Queen Beatrix opened the tap, the lake was still farmland. Now you can sail, swim, fish or relax on the terrace enjoying the magnificent views.

Dollard

Dollard

On the border between the Netherlands and Germany fresh and salt water come together. The tidal river Ems flows off into the Wadden Sea. In the fascinating landscape live plants, birds, fish and other animals found nowhere else in the Wadden Sea. From the dyke you can see how water and land come together, how regularly the salt marsh is flooded. Extra special is a walk from Nieuw Statenzijl to the outer dyke bird hide, De Kiekkaaste. Do bring your binoculars! You will discover numerous breeding and migratory birds.

Tjamme

Tjamme

In the Tjamme - between Beerta and Finsterwolde – you can walk between the Scottish Highlanders. Migratory birds rest here on their way and deer also feel at home here. The watchtower is a work of art and is called ‘Herinnering aan een plek, een beeld voor een bos'. (Memory of a place, a picture of a forest.’) From the heart of the Tjamme you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. Through the area is the Village Ommetje, a 6.5 kilometer short walk around and through Finsterwolde. 

Tusschenwegen

One of the youngest natural areas is Tusschenwegen, south of Winschoten, at the river Peekel Aa. In times of flooding Tusschenwegen serves as water storage. Because of that reason they opted for lots of open water and wetland areas. Four Konik horses roam free here. They are naturally shy and will leave people alone, as long as they are not fed. To the north is a water feature in the form of ‘wet eyes’. These are two neighboring ponds, identified by vertical drop across currents in one another.

Bos op Houwingaham

The Bos op Houwingaham is located south of Bad Nieuweschans. It is named after the village Houwingaham which disappeared some five centuries ago in the Dollard. Except from forest there are also streaks of puddles and marsh vegetation. The northern part the area - when necessary - serves as an emergency water storage.

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Atelier / Beeldentuin Cilia de la Court

Atelier / Beeldentuin Cilia de la Court
Public gardens
Oudezijl 14
9693 PA
Bad Nieuweschans
+31 597 671 737

Bezoektuin Tuinfleur

Bezoektuin Tuinfleur

Nieuweweg 34
9682 RM
Oostwold

Bezoektuin Wubsbos

Bezoektuin Wubsbos

St. Vitusholt 86
9673 AK
Winschoten
+31 597 420 896

Natuurbegraafplaats Reiderwolde

Natuurbegraafplaats Reiderwolde

Oosterwolderweg 3A

Winschoten

Wubsbos Open Tuin

Wubsbos Open Tuin
Public gardens
St. Vitusholt 86
9673 AK
Winschoten
+31 597 420 896