The Otepää region offers many opportunities for active outdoor recreation, including swimming, boating, cycling, hiking, picking berries and mushrooms, fishing and visiting local attractions. Many places of interest are wildlife-based. Harimäe and Kuutsemäe observation towers offer a breathtaking view on the surrounding landscape. It is also worthwhile to climb the Otepää castle hill where the ruins of Estonia's oldest brick stronghold are located. Lake Pühajärv and its surroundings can be studied in detail by taking the hiking trail around the lake or by a walk in the Pühajärve Park.
Harimäe watch tower. Photo by Arne Ader