There are several free opportunities to spend time near the territory of the Mining Museum. For example, a roller skating rink, a skate park, a training field, a disc golf course and hiking trails.
Roller skating rink
Behind the renovated enrichment plant is a special asphalt track for all sports enthusiasts, which was completed in the autumn of 2006, being the first in Ida-Virumaa at that time. The 1.6-kilometer-long and 3-meter-wide trail, which has become a popular training place, is suitable for roller skaters, cyclists and Nordic walking enthusiasts.
There is also a skateboard park near the Mining Museum, that is open from 09:00 to 21:00.
Disc golf course
The 9-basket disc golf course built around the Kohtla-Nõmme mine is also suitable for beginners, but the pond next to the course also offers challenges for more experienced players. The trails are 50-95 meters long.
On the Kohtla-Nõmme track it is possible to play every day from 9.00 to 21.00 and you have to bring your equipment.
There is a training field near the Mining Museum, which can be used by anyone every day from 9:00 to 21:00.
On the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the State Forest Management Center (RKM) opened the Penijõe-Aegviidu-Kauksi branch of the hiking trail. The 614 km long hiking trail passes through six counties, two national parks and several protected areas. The trail starts from Penijõe manor in Matsalu National Park, goes through Lääne-Virumaa Neerut mountains towards Ida-Virumaa, where industrial landscapes in the form of Kiviõli and Püssi semi-coke and ash mountains, Aidu open-cast mine and Estonian Mining Museum remain. The trail still meanders on the northern coast, passes the Sinimägi battlefield and reaches its endpoint Kauksi through the forests of Alutaguse.
The winter center, built on limestone hills, consists of a tube slope and ski slopes in case of snow. With its small slopes and elevation, the downhill slope is well suited for beginners who are interested in skiing to build confidence and feel good while skiing, but they also offer an exciting change for an already experienced skier.
Snowtubing is a good laugh and loads of fun – it suits both children and the kid at heart adults, whether you are young or have more years on your shoulders. The winter center’s 250-meter-long slide with a height difference of 27 meters is considered to be the longest in Estonia.