I suggest we spend the weekend on the banks of the Tosna River. Here are the famous Tosna and Sablinsky waterfalls. This is one of the few places in the flatlands where you can see real waterfalls. Tosnensky district is rich in waterfalls, quarries and caves. This abundance of natural wonders is explained by the fact that once there was an ocean floor here. Local tourists choose this place for picnics, and we will follow their example.
Local quarries and caves are formed by red and white quartz sands. Visiting the caves is recommended under the guidance of a speleologist guide, as it can be dangerous for beginners to visit them alone. We will visit the famous waterfalls of the Sablinsky Reserve. Visiting the Sablinsky and Tosnensky waterfalls is absolutely safe and does not require special training.
The route to the deserted places implies picnics in nature. That's why there are no cafes on our route, only fresh air, deserted nature and seclusion. It's time to buy some picnic food. Don't forget all the essentials. In order not to spoil the food, I recommend taking a cooler bag.
Our trip to Tosnensky district will begin with a visit to the quarries. They are also called "Shapkinskie lakes". The water in the quarries is very clean and there are often picnics. These picturesque landscapes are a local landmark.
This waterfall is not very high, but nevertheless, like the rest of the local waterfalls, it is a unique phenomenon of nature, as waterfalls are extremely rare in the plain area. The height of this waterfall is on average two meters, but somewhere around five. The waterfall is located near the village of Ulyanovka.
This waterfall is the same age as Niagara's. Its age is about ten thousand years. At the time when the Yoldian Sea became lower to the level of the ocean, this waterfall was formed.
Now we will go to this point on the bank of the Tosna River. There is a place where you can see the famous red sands. They are sediments of red quartz.
On the way back we'll take a walk along the Neva embankment. This place is far from the city, there is clean air. What could be more beautiful than evening silence and beautiful views after a day outdoors?