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Kalmthoutse national park - Belgium

The Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide is a nature area that runs all the way from the Netherlands into the Belgian province of Antwerp. The park is extremely beautiful and offers heath along with dunes, pastures, ponds and forests.

Ecotourists who are also nature lovers, and in particular bird watchers, will have a fantastic time here. The Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide possesses both wet and dry heath and the hawk, falcon, stonechat, tree pipit and nightjar are prevalent in this area. The Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide is also the area where you can spot all of the different Dutch woodpecker species.

The green tourist will also be pleased to note that the Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park is a very nice area for cycling and hiking. The visitor center De Vroente will be able to supply you with tours, exhibitions, excursions and other information to help you to further familiarize yourself with the area. Children of 13 to 17 years have been coming together for the Junior Ranger Camp for several years. During this week they learn about the flora and fauna around them.

In the winter, the ecotourist can make much of the beautiful environmentally friendly walks you can take by the expansive Misty Landscapes. The winter sun immerses the nature under in a enchanting light, especially in the morning and in the late afternoon. The silence and the rest are present everywhere.

This park really is a hotbed of all things ecotourism, and the website Natura2000.com has all the information you need on tours, hiking, cycling, horse back riding and group excursions, so check it out for your eco-friendly outdoors adventure when you plan your visit to the Kalmthoutse National Park.