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his part of Croatia has always been famous for dense forests and the strength of nature, which has always gained the deep respect of man. They called it the Devil's Garden, and today, that formerly isolated area is the scene of legends about the Dark Queen, lake fairies, harsh winters, forest beasts... If you head out to explore the park, you will find out a lot about forests and forest ecosystems and discover the role forests have in preserving these clear lakes, which attract your attention at all times. You don't have to be in great shape to head out on a walk through the educational paths of the park. Both the Plitvice trail and the Čorkova uvala trail are suited for recreational athletes and nature fans who want to find out something new, feel the strength of nature, spend the day (or days) actively walking through idyllic

landscapes... As you walk down these paths, pay attention to the educational panels, which will tell you a lot about the natural and cultural attractions in this area, and don't be surprised if you come across a doe, deer, rabbit, wildcat, or squirrel along the path... Hikers will surely be intrigued by the eight-kilometer long Medveđak hiking trail, where members of the famous Habsburg-Lothringen dynasty once walked. This trail also has educational signs with plenty of interesting information on forest ecosystems, which cover 3/4 of the park area. Besides hikers, recreational athletes and photo­ graphers regularly take this trail, knowing that it offers an attractive panoramic view of part of Plitvice Lakes and of the area between the mountain peaks of Mala Kapela and Lička Plješivica.

Plitvice Lakes are one of the most attractive national parks in the world; "Borje" camp, near the park, is a favorite destination amongst campers, cyclists, and fans of nature.

tip: At the park, besides enjoying long walks, you can also enjoy hiking, photography, rowing, riding the electric boats on the lakes, riding the panoramic train through the forest...

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