Kivach State Nature Reserve Kivach Waterfalls, Republic of Karelia

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Home to a riotous array of plants, animals, and geological formations, Kivach State Nature Reserve Kivach Waterfalls strives to protect an expanse of dense Northern European forest. Explore the reserve, which spans more than 10,800 hectares (26,687 acres), and observe the old-growth forest around you that includes swathes of pines more than two centuries old. Though this area was once shaped by several waterfalls, Soviet hydroelectric projects in 1936 reduced them to a single cascade. View the waterfall, which tumbles from a height of nearly 11 m (36 ft), and you'll be looking at the same waters that once inspired the poet Gavrila Derzhavin to pen one of Russia's most notable poems of the 18th century. To get a more in-depth look at the local ecosystem, join a guided excursion around the reserve's nature trails offered by the on-site museum. If you do so, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and proper outdoor gear. To visit Kivach State Nature Reserve Kivach Waterfalls on your holiday in Republic of Karelia, and find out what else Republic of Karelia has to offer, use our Republic of Karelia vacation builder website .
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  • It is impressive if you have not seen real large waterfalls. But it is necessary to take into account the peculiarity of northern nature to understand that this is a phenomenon! At the moment, the repair work with the appropriate special equipment reduces the susceptibility of the beauty of the nature reserve.
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  • Beautiful Museum reserve. It is worth seeing with your own eyes. But even in early May already a crowd of tourists. Don't push. And take pictures is a whole quest
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