Seven Lakes – Bolu

Seven Lakes is an area between Ankara & Istanbul, and offers a very nice natural adventure. The lakes are located within the boundaries of a 550-hectare national park on two plateaus that have a height difference of 100 meters between them. The lakes are called as Buyukgol (Big Lake), Deringol (Deep Lake), Seringol (Cool Lake), Nazligol (Delicate Lake), Sazligol (Sedgy Lake), Incegol (Thin Lake) and Kucukgol (Small Lake) and fed by the same sparkling mountain stream, forming a treasure of untouched nature, both in the summer and winter.

The park is home to several species of trees such as beech, hornbeam, oak, poplar and pine. Although the lakes are not very large, they are very beautiful and their shores are home to deer, bears, wolves, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and countless numbers of birds. If you are lucky, you can also see swans on Buyukgol. Fishing is also a possibility in certain seasons.

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Whatever the season, the lakes are charming simply because they are undeveloped and are never crowded with cars, buses or people. For this reason, it is an ideal place for nice walks and bonfire to have lunch, as there are no restaurants. You will be completely cut off from civilization.

Golcuk Lake

Golcuk lake is located in Bolu City, which you should pass if you would like to go to The Seven Lakes. The nature is very nice around this small lake. The lake gives super sight all seasons. There are very nice paths for jogging or walking around the lake with breathtaking landscape. It is also possible to have some famous “sausage-bread” there.

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