Maas-Swalm-Nette Border Park
The Hiking Trail Meinvennen is located east of Roermond in the German-Dutch Maas-Swalm-Nette Border Park. This varied route leads over forest paths, through heathland landscapes with small bodies of water, through marsh forests with alders and birches and past gale-filled lakes. Characteristic are the terrace ridges that were created over thousands of years by the erosion of the primeval Meuse river valley. On the terraces flow the two streams Rode Beek and Boschbeek, which discharge into the Roer. The route leads through the Luzekamp woods and through the Melickerven and Herkenboscherven wetlands. With its flora and fauna, the trail is a wonderful experience for nature lovers in every season.
Hiking route with a sporty touch
The terraced and steep transitions that can be up to 50 metres give this route a sporty touch. In the Luzekamp nature reserve, hikers encounter dunes, whose sand blew east from the Meuse valley from the Atlantic coast during the ice age and stayed there. Heathland grasslands and wet heath follow.
On this route, walkers cross the so-called 'Iron Rhine' twice - a railway route between the port city of Antwerp and the industrialised Ruhr region. The line was built in 1878 and shut down in 1991.