One of the most recent objects to visit in Kretinga is Jaurykla Park. New health and educational paths of more than three kilometre length with footbridges through the playfully murmuring rivulet Jaurykla are created in the park. Visitors will also find 5 landscape observation docks from which views of interesting natural objects will open, several children playgrounds with a sand field, climbing facilities, swings here. An amphitheatre for music events and community festivals, runways for people with limited mobility, information stands, public toilets are also arranged in the nature park.
Pastauninkas Park is another great place inviting to escape to peace. Visitors of the Park may walk around the paths near the pond of Kretinga monastery, the rivulet Pastauninkas. Rest benches, children playgrounds, a skateboarding ramp are equipped in the park. This is a particularly green, fresh, tranquility-breathing space near the bustling centre of the town.
A similar heaven of peace can also be found in Darbėnai. Vytautas the Great Park is established here. Noone remembers how the park was created but the community of the town wholeheartedly takes care of the green space. The park is located near Melnyčia pond which is clear as a tear. You may safely bath, fish in it, sit on the well-kept bank with resting areas, fireplaces and swings for children. A part of the park is an old pine wood in which the air is like the air by the sea.
If you want to experience wild senses, welcome to HBH Swamp Track. Here you can travel along the unique educational path above the swamp which meanders like a 370 metre serpentine. You will be fascinated by the greenery of the forest, clearings. The information stands are illustrated with photos of rare plants, animals and girds in the location.
In addition to nice parks, rivers, swamps, there is one lake in Kretinga district. It is the special Kašučiai Lake. There are many different fish and a lot of crayfish in the lake which covers only 9 hectares. There is a large wetland called Tyras near the lake. It is impossible to enter Tyras by a car or on a horse; you would immediately sink in it. People tell that once Tyras was a lake and there was a meadow in the current place of Kašučiai lake. It is said that one beautiful summer day the lake lifted off and flied high over Kašučiai meadow. At that time people were moving in the meadow and when they heard a loud murmur, they saw that something was falling to the meadow. Scared people ran away and a large ball of water fell down to the meadow forming a large hole in it. Thus, the lake came into existence.
Another unique water object is Šilkpelkė educational path/Dauginčiai outcrop and Minija landscape. It starts at Dauginčai plague graves marked by a monumental cross and a couple of chapels. The path at the foot of the hillfort called the Moon Hill meandering along the landfill formed by the ancestors goes along the slope of the hill towards one of the largest outcrops of the banks of the river Minija the width of which is 44 metres and the height of which is up to 22 metres. An amazing panorama of the river bend and old valley opens from it. The residents of Kartena call this place the Switzerland of Lithuania. One of the most northernmost nurseries of Lithuania is located near the outcrop. You will never forget the view opening from the outcrop.