Nature of Lithuania - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Most of Lithuanian’s territory is covered by plains. The highest point of the country has a height of no more than 300 meters. One of the country's amazing natural attractions is the Curonian Spit. That’s the elongated narrow saber-shaped land that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. The Curonian Spit stretches almost 100 km. There is no analog to this phenomenon anywhere in the world. The body of the spit consists of sand dunes. The largest of them exceeds 60 meters; this is one of the highest dunes in the world. The Curonian Spit and its adjoining territories make together a national park. This place is protected by the state. To get acquainted with this incredible creation of nature, you can go on a trip along one of the many hiking trails for tourists. More than 30 species of endangered birds and more than 800 different plant species can be found there.
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The territory of the Curonian Spit National Park has a rich fauna. In the park, you can find elk, wild boar, roe deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, and marten. The Curonian Spit is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which makes it even more attractive for tourists and locals. The territory of the park is under very strict control. It’s forbidden to litter or do anything that can harm nature. Another important feature of the geography of Lithuania is a large number of lakes, about 2800. Despite the impressive figure, lakes are rather small and occupy slightly more than 1% of the country's territory. The largest lake, Druksiai, is located on the border with Belarus. Its maximum depth is about 30 meters. The shores of the lake are mostly sandy, so you can sunbathe there. Hostels and recreation centers are open on the shore.
There are lots of rivers in Lithuania. The longest is the Neman with more than 180 tributaries. The river serves as a border with Russia. This water artery is notable for a very picturesque landscape. Another significant river of Lithuania is Viliya. It was very important for people in antiquity. A large number of burial mounds and ancient graves of pagan times were discovered on the shores. According to one theory, the name of the river comes from a word meaning "the souls of the dead." The Venta River is the third largest in Lithuania. It became known due to the famous waterfall, which is the widest in Europe. Its height is small, only about 2.5 meters. However, during the flood, its width can exceed 270 meters. Copyright
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There are 30 regional parks and 5 national parks in the country. They are designed primarily to protect the forests. The largest natural protected area - the Dzukija National Park - is in the south of the country, in Dzukija. It was established as part of the program to conserve the Lithuanian pine forests. The place has a very picturesque landscape. Numerous small rivers flow through amazing coniferous forests. There are several villages that you can visit if you want. Another attraction of the park is the Dainava Forest, which grows in the Merkys River basin. There are more than 20 different lakes in this picturesque land. A large number of forest animals live among the pine trees.
National Museum of Lithuania Vilnius Another fascinating place for excursions and acquaintance with the Baltic nature is the Aukstaitija National Park located 100 kilometers from Vilnius. About 2% of the area of this park is a specially protected zone. It’s allowed to enter it only with a representative of the forest protection service. There are more than 120 lakes and a large number of small rivers and streams, which made the place very popular among fans of active tourism. One of the most picturesque places in the park is Lake Baldosas, which has 7 small islands. There is also a lake in the lake, which is the only one of its kind in the country. Another popular place among tourists is on the hill of Ladakalnis. A tourist trail goes to a place where in ancient times people performed rituals and worshiped pagan gods, in particular, the mother goddess Lada.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Lithuania
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