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Russian North: Lake Onega
January 30, 2019 23:21


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Lake Onega (Onego) is located in the northwestern part of Russia, on the territory of Karelia, the Leningrad and Vologda regions. This is the second largest freshwater lake in Europe after Ladoga. Tourists come here to enjoy amazing, harsh, but fascinating northern nature, visit  Kizhi or just for fishing. By the way, in spite of the gradually deteriorating ecology, fihing here is just amazing.   It is possible to catch salmon, ide,  grayling, etc.

Since 1972, in the waters of Lake Onega,  Russia's largest Onego sailing regatta is held annually at the end of July - the open sailing championship of Russia among cruiser yachts of the Open800 class.

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Petrozavodsk
is located on the shores of Lake Onega, as well as Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk, Yarn, and Pudozh. The main attraction of the lake is the island of Kizhi with the same name State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve. There are 89 monuments of wooden architecture of 15-20 centuries on its territory. 

The Onega petroglyphs are located on the east coast of the lake. They date from 4-2 millennium BC. Petroglyphs are scattered in   groups on the cliffs of the Besov Nos, Kladovets, Gagazhiy, Peri Nos capes and on the island of Guriy. In general, the Onega petroglyphs cover a 20.5 km long section of the lake shore and comprise approximately 1,200 figures and signs. 

 
Fishing: fishermen will catch sturgeon, lake salmon, lake trout, brook trout, palia ludna, palia yamna, whitefish, whitefish, smelt, grayling, smelt, pike, roach, dace, white bream, bream, sabon, golden carp, char, pinching, catfish, eel, pike perch, perch, ruff, Onega slingshot, bullhead, burbot, lamprey river and brook here. A total of 47 species of fish belonging to 13 families and 34 species are found in Lake Onega. 


Vodlozersky National Park: The largest national park in Europe with an area of 500 thousand hectares. One third of its territory  is located in Karelia, the rest belongs to taiga and the Arkhangelsk region. There are 187 bird species, 39 mammal, 5 amphibian and 21 fish species. There are more than 100 lakes in the park. Ilyinsky Pogost is the pride of the national park, a unique monument of religious wooden architecture. The composition includes the two-throne church of Elijah the Prophet and the Assumption of the Virgin, the bell tower and a chopped log fence. Tourist services of the park are designed for small groups who want to enjoy nature without modern amenities. 80 rest stops with houses, baths and moorings are available for tourists. 

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In the park tourists can swim in a kayak, go in for sports rafting, ski or ride a snowmobile. All-Russian Robinsonades are held on the islands of Vodlozero. It is possible to get to the park in the summer from Petrozavodsk on the high-speed motor boat Kometa through Lake Onega to the port of Shala; in winter by bus or AN-2 plane to Pudozh, where tourists are met by the park's transport.

 



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: ecotourism Kizhi travel to Russia   

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