Autumn Brought Me To Yedigöller National Park
Weekend, and autumn was still there. It was my second year living in Istanbul, and I didn’t want to miss to witness the beauty of autumn this year. Last year, I was too busy with (I didn’t even remember what made me so busy), and missed the chance to snap the times when season changed. So, last weekend, I decided to have one break to Yedigöller, Bolu Province, Turkey.
Yedigöller National Park is also known as Seven Lakes National Park. It’s located around 40 km to the northern part of Bolu Province. There are some regular buses operating from Istanbul to Bolu daily, which requires around 4-5 hours driving, depends on the traffic along the way. But I was not really sure if there’s any public transport to reach the park. Therefore, this time I used the service of students tour agency brought me to Bolu.
The 1,636 hectares of park consisted of seven lakes: Büyükgöl, Seringöl, Deringöl, Nazligöl, Kücükgöl, Incegöl and Sazligöl. The park itself is famous with visitors, particularly during in summer and fall seasons, to do some activities, such as: picnic, camping, trekking between the lakes and mountains. There are some kind of accommodations available in the park, such as tents, wooden lodges and caravans.
The park itself consist some varian of vegetations such as oaks, lime trees, pines, and many more that I don’t really know their names. Some wildlife are also there, such as deer, bears, squirrels but I didn’t see any of them while I was there. I thought that would be a good thing that I didn’t meet them. Could you imagine if the giant bears suddenly in front of me?
We’re just given four hours to walk around the park due to its far distance from Istanbul. In my point of view, autumn is the best time to visit the park where visitors will be spoiled by the colorful leaves. If you’re lucky, you can watch the falling leaves, leaving its trees while the wind blows them away. I succeed to take some photos, so enjoy my gallery below.
Happy Autumn, everyone. And enjoy the beautiful season..
Note: Some sources are taken from Wikipedia and Park Information Board.