Part of a unique area, you can experience...
The view in the picture here is enough in itself to explain why the area around Maribosøerne was listed in 1954. This conservation included the the part of Hejmosegaards land you see here.
Since then the area has been further protected as a large area around the lakes have been given the status of European bird protection area. At Hejrede Lake this includes all of the farm’s land, as Hejredevej was the border for the area.
In 2000 the area became part of Maribo Wildlife Sanctuary under the Forest and Nature Agency, and today the area is both habitat and bird protection area and the only freshwater wetland in Denmark designated as Ramsar site. The massive effort to protect nature has largely been successful, and regarding bird protection led to a marked improvement for many of the regularly counted species. In 2001 the Nature Agency bought some land at the lake and reached an agreement on the establishment of an observation tower at the lake - here is free access all year round.
Close to Nature
Maribo Lakes Nature Park is a unique area in terms of both nature and farming.
But that is exactly why there are not many places at ‘Maribosøerne’ where the public has the opportunity to get close to the lakes and explore the area's unique flora and fauna. Only by Maribo town, for example, is it possible to walk along the lake and to fish from the shore, and because of private ownership, fishing from the banks only takes place in ‘Nørresø’ and the northwest of ‘Maribo Søndersø’.
This was an essential part of the reason why we decided to open the area at Hejrede Lake, which was already well known due to the breeding sea eagles on the other side of the lake.
The bird tower at the end of the dirt road got a table and bench in 2013. There is public access from sunrise to sunset.