Turtle Lake is a natural water reservoir, located on the slopes of Mtatsminda to the southwest of the center of Tbilisi, which was created by underground streams over time. Behind the lake there is natural shrubbery and a well-lit forest, well there are lovely places for short hikes.
Keeping in mind that it is almost 700 meters above sea level, in summer there is a noticeable coolness there, as compared with the city. However, summer is also the season for swimming there. There is a well-equipped beach on the shores of Turtle Lake. You can take a catamaran or water bicycle out on the lake. There is a stage on the beach, and musical events are held there on weekends throughout the season. Cafés operate on the shores of the lake.
People run and exercise on the mini football field and kilometer-long path around the lake all year round.
There is a road and a cable car up to the lake.
Turtle Lake is one of the largest recreational areas of Tbilisi. It joins Vake Park, the slopes around Mtatsminda Park, and the Ethnographic Museum, which is a miniature Georgia set up under the open sky.