This type of tourism, although new, but is developing rapidly and gaining popularity. It includes visits to various reserves, sanctuaries, national parks. There can be two goals in this type of tourism: the actual rest from the bustle of the city and civilization and the educational purpose (the study of wildlife and animals in their usual environment). Eco-tourism encourages the development of public awareness of ecology, maintaining nature in its original form.
Donetsk region offers to visit: national natural parks “Holy Mountains” and “Meotida”, reserves “Stone Graves”, “Chalk Flora “, regional landscape parks “Kramatorskyi”, “Kleban-Byk”, Yampil Forestry.
|Holy Mountains National Nature Park|
|Donetsk Region, Sviatohirsk Territorial Community, Sviatohirsk, Kurortna Str., 1
GPS: 49.02986, 37.57051
|“Donetsk Switzerland”, the place of strength, the spiritual center of Eastern Ukraine – all this is about Holy Mountains National Nature Park. It stretches along the channel of Siverskyi Donets, near Sviatohirsk.
You will be enchanted by the Cretaceous mountains, which are considered a natural wonder of Ukraine. The white rocks still remember the ancient monks who founded the monastery in the caves. Now the domes of the shrines of Sviatohirsk Holy Dormition Lavra rise here.
On the mountain near the Lavra stands the monumental sculpture of Artem – the monument to the famous sculptor Ivan Kavaleridze in the style of Cubism, which is protected by UNESCO.You can visit:
1. Oak grove.
2. Strekoza Rope Park.
3. Water boat trip.
|“Vizit-Center” Regional Landscape Park “Kramatorskiy”|
|Donetsk Region, Kramatorsk Territorial Community, Kramatorsk, Mashynobudivnykiv Blvd., 30, of. 612
Donetsk Region, Kramatorsk Territorial Community, Komyshuvaha Village, Samarkand Str., 78,
Opening hours: 09:00 to 19:00 daily
GPS: 48.63634, 37.44705
|“Vizit-Center” Regional Landscape Park “Kramatorskiy” is the separate area of the Park with all the necessary infrastructure for the pleasant stay in nature and conducting environmental education activities.
Walking through the territory of the “Visit Center”, visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with the natural resources of the Park, admire the majesty of ancient oak, feed ducks, geese and swans, see donkeys, ponies, deer, wild boars, sheep and other animals of the enclosure. Those wishing to take the walk through the protected forest and get acquainted with its flora and fauna, accompanied by the experienced guide, the park staff will offer to follow the route of the ecological trail “Forest Tale”. It is laid through the largest forest massif of Regional Landscape Park “Kramatorskiy” – Grakovo-Komyshuvakha stow. You can walk here all year round – every season the forest has unique features that will not leave anyone indifferent.
|Regional Landscape Park “Kleban-Byk”|
|Donetsk Region, Illinivka Territorial Community, Oleksandrovo-Kalynove Village, Shkilna Str., 3
GPS: 48.44326, 37.67397
|“Kleban-Byk” is located on both banks of the river Kleban-Byk and Kleban-Byk reservoir, near Oleksandro-Kalynove Village. The territory of the park is characterized not only by unique objects, but also by special recreational conditions, which are determined by various picturesque landscapes, suitability for various types of recreation, accessibility for residents of large settlements. “Kleban-Byk” occupies more than 2,000 hectares of land, which was once the seabed and which has preserved many monuments of significant geological interest. This is the habitat of many exotic plants and the existence of freshwater lakes. Figures and images of animals of historical and local significance are carved on the rocks.|
|Chalk Flora Nature Reserve|
|Donetsk Region, Lyman Territory Community, Kryva Luka
GPS: 48.87238, 37.88304
|Chalk Flora Nature Reserve is a unique wildlife area in Ukraine.
The youngest branch of the Ukrainian steppe nature reserve – Chalk Flora Nature Reserve – attracts people who are in love with botany with its unique flora. There is something to be surprised at here even for an ordinary person.
|Stone Graves Reserve|
|Donetsk Region, Nikolske Territorial Community, Nazarivka Village
GPS: 47.30759, 37.08026
|Stone Graves Reserve is a branch of Ukrainian State Steppe Nature Reserve of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This is one of the oldest monuments. This protected object is located near the village of Nazarivka in Nikolske Village Community of Donetsk Region. The unique stones of this rock have no analogues in the world in terms of chemical composition and physical structure, they are older than Egyptian pyramids.|
|Meotyda National Nature Park|
|Donetsk Region, Mangush Territorial Community, Bilosaraiska Kosa Village
GPS: 46.904178, 37.097509
|Meotida National Nature Park is one of the youngest parks in Ukraine and unique place in the southeast of Donetsk Region. It took more than 20 years to create it, and the history of the emergence of this protected area is about 100 years old. Today, this area includes steppe areas, coast and water area of Azov Sea and wetlands of international importance.
Meotida National Nature Park will provide an opportunity to personally experience the thalassotherapeutic effect of the natural rarity on the planetary scale.
|Donetsk Region, Lyman Territorial Community, Yampil
GPS: 48.93771, 37.94773
|Yampil Forestry is located on the territory of Lyman City Territorial Community, on the area of pine, oak and alder plantations. The ecological and cognitive trail “Forest Necklace” was created on the territory through the most picturesque areas of the forest and lake shores. During the tour, visitors take a route to learn a lot of interesting things about the forest and its inhabitants. The signature line of forestry is a forest lake, where guests are greeted by ducks and swans, birds waiting for delicacies. Here you can go by boat or catamaran.
Forestry is one of the tourist objects of the hospitable and open Lyman District!