Meppen is located near the Mepperdennen which is a forest with section of Juniper and heaths. The hay lands lie on the other side of the village with hedgerows, meadows and forests away from Gees.
Signposted cycling routes on the many paved trails lead along the most attractive spots.
Nature organisations have set out dozens of hiking trails.
Between the old characteristic villages of Gees and Oud-Aalden the immediate area is richly endowed with natural beauty.