Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls, Republic of Karelia

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#1 of 24 in Wildlife in Northwestern District
Home to a riotous array of plants, animals, and geological formations, Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls strives to protect an expanse of dense Northern European forest. Explore the reserve, which spans more than 10,800 hectares (26,687 acres), and observe the old-growth forest around you that includes swathes of pines more than two centuries old. Though this area was once shaped by several waterfalls, Soviet hydroelectric projects in 1936 reduced them to a single cascade. View the waterfall, which tumbles from a height of nearly 11 m (36 ft), and you'll be looking at the same waters that once inspired the poet Gavrila Derzhavin to pen one of Russia's most notable poems of the 18th century. To get a more in-depth look at the local ecosystem, join a guided excursion around the reserve's nature trails offered by the on-site museum. If you do so, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and proper outdoor gear. To visit Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls on your holiday in Kondopoga, and find out what else Kondopoga has to offer, use our Kondopoga vacation builder website .
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  • Very sorry that we were given little time to visit the falls. But for a very short period of time, it became clear that the place remarkable. Finally I have my eyes saw the present Karelian berezku. Told that they left very little. Very sorry, they are small and beautiful. To the waterfall there is a convenient ladder and descents all the way stand crafts from wood. Gift shop with good prices.
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  • Escape from the bustle of nature-perfect! There were also summer here is checked the situation in winter, donated) pros: natural beauty, parking on site, and viewing the Museum is included in the price (150 adult, 75 students and pensioners), pure (clean even for passage of horses), toilets on site cons: winter-cold zaderzhishsja briefly))))
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  • Hello! I saw the Kivach waterfall in summer. And I saw him early in the spring (early March). The waterfall is beautiful at any time of the year. The harsh northern wilderness stirs strong emotions, promotes relaxation. The spectacle of falling water is fascinating. Eyes relax, looking at trees in the snow and luscious green tree. And excursion to the waterfall is an excellent alternative to sedatives. Come, look and feel!
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