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Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow
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Losiny Ostrov National Park is the first national park of Russia. It is located in Moscow and Moscow Oblast and is the third largest forest in a city of comparable size, after Table Mountain National Park and Pedra Branca State Park .GeographyThe total area of the national park in 2001 was 116.21 km², (28,717 acres). Forest occupied 96.04 km² (83% of area) of the total, of which 30.77 km² (27%) fall within the boundaries of Moscow city. Other land types in the park include 1.69 km² (2%) of water and 5.74 km², or 5% of swamp. An additional 66.45 km² is reserved for expansion of the park.The park is divided into the three functional zones: Especially protected, 53.94 km² (47%), closed to the public; For training and excursion, 31.30 km² (27%) is open for restricted visits along established routes; Recreational, 29.81 km² (26%), is open for mass entry. Geographically, the park occupies the joint of the Meshchera Lowlands and Klin-Dmitrov chine, which is the watershed of the Moskva River and Klyazma River. The relief of the territory is a slightly undulating plain. The true altitudes of the locality vary from 146 m (floodlands of the Yauza River) to 175 m above sea level. In the center part of the park relief is expressed weakly. The most picturesque locality is on the southwest of the park, where the above-floodplain terraces of the Yauza River are clearly expressed with the sufficiently steep slopes to its floodlands.
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  • This Park Reserve deserves to come here from afar. Places absolutely wild nature, where wandering real Moose!, and made by caring hands of bird feeders, equipped children's playgrounds, picnic places. Utochkami pond, where we come to admire and, of course, feed. Maybe it would not hurt to add lights at least along asphalt track-autumn darkens early). But you can not walk before dark. Exit stone jungle and fall into a natural paradise-this is the place!
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  • A great place for hiking and especially cycling. Conveniently located on the outskirts, but in the city, while in the southern tip of the park opened station CIP white stone. Visit the part inside the MKAD-free. In the park there are several paved paths, strolling in the Park live moose. Also an interesting object-abandoned warehouses near Whitestone with beautiful graffiti. The Park Administration is quite far from the Park, be careful!
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  • We went on august and weather was very nice. We did horse riding too (Конный двор "Яуза - 1" 8(499)268-07-17, 8-926-535-86-53). It was great time! Place to recommend :)