What to do on a weekend in St. Petersburg? Go for a walk on the ecotrope. Time alone with nature, clean air will help you reboot and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are several such routes in the Leningrad Region. We tell you about the most interesting ones in the article.
What is ecotropa
An ecological trail or ecotrope is an equipped route in national parks, nature reserves or in areas with a unique natural landscape.
The purpose of creating such a trail is environmental education of the population, safe interaction with nature both for nature itself and for humans.
The eco-route in the village of Komarovo passes through a century-old forest and ends at the shores of the Gulf of Finland.
Walking along the trail, you can take photos or take some pictures of the most picturesque places, as well as relax in the gazebo.
The trail in the village of Beloostrov stretches for only 3 km, so both adults and children will master this path.
For safety reasons, a wooden path is installed along the entire route, so you do not have to walk through swampy terrain.
The closest trail to St. Petersburg is located in the vicinity of Kronstadt. The route starts at the fort "Shantz", built in the early 18th century to protect the island from the Swedes, and runs along the old railway and the picturesque beaches of the Gulf of Finland.
In Vsevolozhsky district there is another ecotrope. It starts at the lowest point of the Koltush heights and ends at the highest (70.1 m above sea level).
At a distance of 30 km from St. Petersburg, near the village of Lopukhinka, there are Radon lakes, the waters of which contain a certain concentration of radon coming from shale. It is believed that this substance has medicinal properties, so a popular medical resort used to work in this area.
In the Tikhvin district there is a "piece" of nature that is practically untouched by man. In the Veps Forest, three ecotropes are equipped at once, each of which passes through abandoned settlements, berry fields, springs and lakes.
You can get to the ecological trails of the Leningrad region by commuter trains, buses or by car.
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