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Pleshcheevo Lake, Yaroslavl Oblast

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Lake Pleshcheyevo, a lake in Russia, and formerly a resort for Russian tsars, is located in Yaroslavl Oblast. The town of Pereslavl-Zalessky is on the southeastern side of the lake.The lake, which is part of Pleshcheyevo National Park, covers an area of over 51 km², its length being 9.5km and its shoreline 28km. Although it is 25m deep in the middle, the waters near the shore are quite shallow. The lake is well known for camping, swimming, and fishing.One of Lake Pleshcheyevo's inhabitants is the vendace or "freshwater herring" . The city of Pereslavl's coat of arms has two golden ryapushka on a black ground. This town was known in the Middle Ages for exporting smoked ryapushka, which was the favorite fish at the Tsars' table.HistoryLocated on the shore is a legendary twelve-ton boulder, the "Blue stone", which was worshipped by pagans in centuries past, and is still a venue for celebrating Russian Orthodox holidays. In 1688–1693, Peter the Great built his famous "funny flotilla" (i. e. training flotilla) on Lake Pleshcheyevo for his own amusement, including the so-called Peter's little boat, which would be considered one of the forefathers of the Russian fleet. The Botik (small boat) museum in Pereslavl-Zalessky chronicles the history of the first Russian fleet and keeps one of the original ship models.
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  • What is worth to stay overnight it sunsets on the promenade by the monastery. The Lake is stunning! Definitely go to the convent with Golden domes, there so nicely if they would have enchanted forest! All very beautiful! It is in 10 minutes from the seafront.
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  • Be sure to visit all those who arrived in Pereslavl. This is the main attraction of the town. Nature, beautiful views, Alexandrov mountain, blue stone. According to the legend he has healing properties, so try your luck there. There is a place for camping, all offers for it.
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  • On the outskirts of Pereslavl Zaleski is Lake pleshcheyevo. On it arranged toy fights Peter 1. Depth in some places reaches 25 meters. On the shore of the Lake is the legendary blue stone. According to ancient legends in stone lives a magical spirit that fulfills desires. Interesting history of the stone. In times of struggle with Paganism stone dropped into the hole, but after a few years the stone again on the surface. Several years later, stone decided to lay the Foundation of a Church under construction and guarded the stone on the Lake. Ice prolomilsja and the stone sank. But then the stone again on the surface. It is a pity that Commerce has reached in this beautiful area. Now to go to the blue stone you need to buy a ticket. Tickets cost 50 rubles, grace 25, children under 12 years old are free of charge. A huge number of gifts, but not cheap. There are kiosks with nutrition, but the prices are sky-high. One solid 75 rubles. But around beauty is indescribable. We visit this place for many years. In the years around doperestroechnye Lake was a moat and prevented cars coming close to the shore so as not to disrupt spawning vendace. And now quite close to the edge of the Lake and fishing and recreation areas. A lot of people. From blue stone too. Nature is gorgeous. The Lake seems boundless. Recommend to visit.
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