Karagöl, which changes its appearance with the seasons in Artvin’s Borçka region, welcomes nature enthusiasts with fall colours. Borçka Karagöl Natural Park, located in the city, where nature takes on colours of yellow, orange, and red, provides unquenchable views of fall colours to its tourists. Borçka Karagöl, a 368-hectare park 27 kilometres from the district centre that was built in the early nineteenth century as a result of landslides and the closure of a stream by a mass of soil, attracts tens of thousands of local and foreign visitors each year.
With its diverse plant life and distinctive natural setting of neighbouring valleys and forests, the natural park is one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. The nature park, which draws attention with its reflections of trees in dozens of shades of green in the summer, yellow, orange, and red in the autumn, is also preferred for its accessibility. Many nature lovers and photographers from Artvin and the surrounding provinces travel to the region to observe and shoot the charms that Karagöl presents in the fall.
Caglar Celik, who arrived with his family from Rize, described Artvin as a “secret paradise” with its natural wonders. Noting that Borçka Karagöl, where she has already been, is very lovely in the fall. Celik said:
“There are many different colors. We’re here to have a good time with my family. We were very pleased, we had fun.”
“There may be comparable views in other lakes, but this place’s geography is nowhere to be seen.”
Elif Salam, a Trabzon-based teacher who came for a pre-wedding picture session, said he had previously worked in Artvin and enjoyed the city’s natural beauty during his time there. Borçka Karagöl is said to appear in every season. Sağlam said:
“Borçka Karagöl is beautiful every season. When our wedding was in November, we chose this place for a photo shoot. It’s a beautiful day. Here it is possible to see all the colors and beauties of autumn. Autumn is a season I love. So we chose this place,”