The Nüzhetiye Waterfall in Kocaeli’s Gölcük district attracts nature lovers, especially those who prefer to spend their weekends trekking or getting away from the hustle and bustle of big towns. The Nüzhetiye Waterfall is one of 102 designated trekking locations in Kocaeli, whose natural charms have been overshadowed by modernization. Because of its one-and-a-half-hour drive from Istanbul, the Nüzhetiye neighbourhood in the Gölcük district enables one-day visits, which boosts the number of visitors.
Nature enthusiasts should visit Nuzhetiye Waterfall, which is located in Kocaeli’s Lake area and is recognised for its hiking trail and natural beauty. The waterfall, which is located in the Lake District’s Nuzhetiye hamlet, offers travellers a one-of-a-kind experience thanks to its rich plant life. The Nuzhetiye Waterfall in the Samanl Mountains is a must-see for visitors, especially as the water level rises in the spring.
The Nuzhetiye Waterfall, which attracts visitors with its beautiful beauty, also offers outdoor recreation activities. Hikers who begin their excursions in Nuzhetiye will arrive at the waterfall after a short but challenging 5-kilometer climb.
Murat Aka, a resident of Nuzhetiye village who claims to have visited the waterfall on several occasions, said:
“Nuzhetiye Waterfall takes its name from the village where it is located. We have two waterfalls along the creek, one at the entrance and one at the end of the course. The waterfall we are in now is a waterfall of 7-8 meters and the other is a waterfall at an altitude of 30-50 meters. In the summer a lot of people prefer this place and they walk here. A lot of nature lovers from home and abroad are flocking here. In the summer season, my friends and I come to the waterfall 10-15 times and we hike here. This is an indispensable place for Kocaeli. People prefer this place because it is a wooded and cool area.”
There are campsites by the creek. It is popular with individuals who want to spend a cool summer day because it is located near the Black Sea and the Samanli Mountains.