Gauja National Park
The Gauja National Park is a real Baltic painter’s palette. Color-changing woodlands of oak and beech all mingle and mix below sandstone hills. There are caves, crop fields around the rural villages, and even a half-ruined medieval castle at Cesis (some say the best-preserved in all of Latvia). The Gauja River anchors the whole place, offering a gorgeous place to hop in the kayak or canoe.