Radon lakes – Day 1: Benefit of nature

Radon lakes Lopukhinka are a real pearl of the Leningrad region. The air is clean, the forests are rich in vegetation and rare herbs. And of course, radon-rich waters, which have long been famous for their healing properties.
Radon lakes

Trip duration: 1 day

Yulia Zharkova

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Озеро в Гостилицах


On the way we stop at a picturesque lake in Hostilice. It is a real local landmark. Here you can take memorable photos. You can finally enjoy the silence and fresh air.



For a real outdoor holiday, we buy food in the supermarket. Don't forget to buy drinking water, as we will have an active walk on the lakes. Especially, this area is not rich in cafes.

Усадьба Лопухинка

Historic Sites

We finally arrived at the radon waters. We will have enough time to go around several lakes, visit springs, and have a picnic in nature. In the vicinity of the Lower lake there is Lopukhinka Estate. Evdokia Lopukhina is the first wife of Peter the Great. This is the very mansion where famous people used to come for treatment with radon waters. It used to be able to accommodate 500 people. But at the moment, the mansion is desolate and almost destroyed. A wooden staircase leads to the Middle lake.

Радоновые Источники И Озера

Other Great Outdoors

There are a lot of ecological trails in the area and there are signs of directions. In some places you can see signs telling about local plants. On the western side of the Middle Lake there are several springs and equipped fonts. Further you can find a platform and a gazebo for tourists. There is also a downhill for cars. From the lake, several stairs lead to the right and left slope of the canyon. There are signs with ecological routes near the smallest Upper lake.



Facility's menu includes borscht, shaverma, dumplings, salads, meatballs and other simple well-known dishes for every taste. The food here is delicious and quick to eat at the right price. What you need after an active day outdoors!

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