The pond area is a paradise for birds. There are three birdwatching hides. The Abeek is a beautiful stream valley. It is an area with forests, swamps and meadows. A lot of special animals and plants are present here. In ‘St-Maartensheide’, you can spot rare birds.
Parking lot at the end of the Mariahofstraat in Bree at the visitors centre.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Lake, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, River, Reedbeds, Agriculture
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Summer, Spring
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Trails are pointed out with different indications for each distance depending between 6,9 km and 10,2 km. The route you see on the map is 7,2 km. There are connections with other nature reserves in the area: Smeetshof and Stamproyerbroek.