Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is a major attraction in Boyle Co. Roscommon designed to enhance the natural environment of pristine forest and lakeland scenery, and includes the Lough Key Experience, a self-guided audio trail for visitors. The trail begins with the 5-story Moylurg viewing tower (accessible by lift), which looks out over a panorama of forests and lakelands. The trail then meanders through 19th century underground tunnels and along the lakeshore, leading to a treetop boardwalk, known as the “Tree Canopy Walk,” the first of its kind in Ireland. With a raised wooden walkway that winds through the forest and around the lake, it provides a “bird’s eye view” of nature. The number-keyed audio commentary describes each stopping point along the trail including Castle Island, as well as identifying types of trees and foliage on the route. In addition, there is a new visitor centre with café, an adventure play zone for children, and an all-weather Boda Borg Challenge, a Swedish concept containing numerous rooms with fun-filled activities, puzzles and challenging tasks.