The Uzungöl (Long Lake) is a declared “Special Environmental Protection Zone”. It is 99 kilometres from Trabzon, and 19 kilometres from Çaykara County. The lake was formed when a landslide dammed the Haldizen Stream, flooding the valley. A spruce forest surrounds the lake, set amid a remarkably rich flora and a pleasing landscape. There is a trekking route along the lake and pedalos are available for hire.