Hoge Kempen National Park covers
60 square kilometers in the Flanders. Despite its modest size it is
largest protected area in the region. It consists of patches of pine
forest and heathland. The landscape of this protected area were
largely formed by glaciers. After they retreated it left deep
carved valleys with sand blown from the direction of the sea.
Hoge Kempen National Park has 40 round trip hikes that range
from 3 to 14 km in length. In total there is a network of 200 km of
footpaths within boundaries of the national park. Besides you can rent a mountain bike or
get around on a horseback. The area is fairly safe with number of
rangers patrolling the grounds of the national park. For more
information or park maps you can contact them by phone or go to
their official website of Hoge Kempen National Park. The main
entrance to the protected area is situated between
municipalities of Maasmechelen and Dilsen- Stokkem.