Tourism and recreation
Onega Pomorye National Park opens first eco trail
© RIA Novosti. Vladimir Vyatkin

Onega Pomorye National Park opens first eco trail

The first eco trail, Visiting Inhabitants of Pine and Fir-tree Forests, has opened at Onega Pomorye National Park, the park's press service reports.

The nine-kilometer trail links the Letnyaya Zolotitsa (Summer Golden Sunshine) eco hotel and Lake Paranino across a pine forest. Tourists can see local animals, including moose, lynxes, wolverines, ermines, minks, wood-grouses, capercaillies, hazel hens, quails and ducks.

People can relax en route and cross swampy terrain via wooden bridges.

In the winter, tourists will be able to walk across an ice-covered lake toward an island in its middle. In the summer, the island can be reached by raft or boat. This island has a feeding ground for moose and a hut where one can spend the night and watch the moose romping around.

The trail is the first well-organized route for travelers on the Onega Peninsula. In 2015-2016, the park administration will continue to set up new routes measuring over 50 kilometers long.