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National Parks

Lithuania has around 30 observation towers, allowing visitors to enjoy different sceneries from bird’s-eye view. An especially rare landscape formed by sinkholes found in much of northern Lithuania can be observed from the 30 metre-tall Kirkilai Observation Tower in the Biržai Regional Park.

The Treetop Walking Path is an exceptional way to enjoy magical Lithuanian forests. Built over 20 metres above the Anykščiai woods – was given the Innovation and Excellence Award by the United Nations, and remains the only of its kind in the Baltics. 

Lithuania has more than 1,000 hillforts – a striking feature of not only Lithuanian culture, which dates back to the ancient Baltic tribes, but also its topology. Those willing to do a bit of climbing can enjoy a wide panorama, including some breath-taking views of the nearby river valleys. The Kernavė complex and its five mounds – sometimes called the Pompeii of Lithuania – has many pedestrian walkways, steps leading up to individual mounds and recreational zones, and a reconstructed fragment of the XIII-XIV century town of Kernavė. Speaking of medieval times – the Kernavė Archaeological Site has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Krekenava Regional Park is the only protected territory in Lithuania where you can observe a herd of the continents largest animals. The fenced meadow and forest area (50 ha in total) – home to countless bison – is plainly visible from an observation tower. These European bison are considered endangered both in Lithuania and internationally. 

The total length of Lithuania’s rivers and streams would be enough to encircle the Earth Ancient streambeds, winding rivers, and scenic valleys are not only part of a striking landscape, but also attractive for water tourism. Traversing the Dzūkija National Park in southern Lithuania, River Merkys is one of the largest, most beautiful, and most popular arteries of water tourism in the country, perfect for canoeing.

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