Drive on lakes of the Leningrad region – Day 1: Thick forests north of St. Petersburg

Today we are heading north of the Leningrad region to the town of Vyborg. On the way we are going to visit several picturesque places, among which there is a national park and various lakes surrounded by dense forests.
Drive on lakes of the Leningrad region
Visiting:

Trip duration: 3 days

Alexander Kosar

Volkswagen Polo Sedan

В Репинском Лесу

Parks


Our journey will begin with a walk through the Repin forest, which is not so far from the coast of the Gulf of Finland. It is a favorite place for mushrooms, as well as for people who appreciate silence and privacy, as it is usually difficult to meet a large number of tourists.

Природный заказник «Линдуловская роща»

Moving further north, we decided to make a small stop in one of the largest national parks in the region - Lindulivskaia Grove. This place is unique, because here grows a very rare and unusual type of trees - Siberian larch. This park is especially beautiful during the autumn foliage, when the leaves are of the same colour as the still warming sun.

Ресторан «Ель»

Modern European Restaurants


Right on the shore of the Gulf of Finland there is a cozy restaurant of European cuisine called "Yel". That's where we decided to stay for lunch. The atmosphere inside is very modern and cozy. In the menu we liked most of all middle-fried steak with vegetables, as well as roasted broccoli and potatoes, fried on open fire.

Голубые озёра (Семиозерье)

Lakes


Our next stop was planned at a place called Semiozero. There are several ponds surrounded by not very dense forest, where we also had time to walk. We spent most of our time near Lake Long, but we also had time to go to a small lake called Podkovka.

Пляж Озера Глубокое

Beaches


On the way to Vyborg we'll stop at Glubokoe lake, which is located on the opposite bank of the village of the same name. The water here was almost transparent, the beach is mostly sandy, surrounded by a rare forest, where you can also walk.

Бульвар Сен-Жермен

Cafés


Arriving in Vyborg, we immediately headed for dinner at one of the local restaurants of European cuisine - "Boulevard Saint-Germain". As it turned out, the range of dishes at the restaurant is not limited only to European cuisine, there are also various Asian dishes. We ordered ourselves a salad with chicken liver, as well as a small portion of sushi and were generally satisfied.