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Directorate of Neries regional park
 

City
Vilnius
Phone
8 5 249 02 02
Email
neries_rp@centras.lt
Homepage
www.neriesparkas.lt
Description:
The territory of the Neris Regional Park with the picturesque system of the Neris turns and its affluents, with the rich forest biota of the Neris valley covers the area of 10 587 ha. The park was established in 1992 with a view to protecting this expressive landscape, the forests of the Neris valley, the massifs of oak-woods as well as cultural heritage values. The territory spreads in Vilnius–Trakai–Kernavė area making a triangle, which is very attractive to tourists and well connected with good regional roads. In terms of administration, the park territory belongs to the municipalities of Vilnius and Trakai districts as well as Elektrėnai. Dūkštos, Sudervė, Vievis and Lentvaris forest enterprises manage the forests of the park, spreading for 96 per cent of the territory.
The Neris, flowing in the territory of different genesis, crosses hilly till heights, scouring 40-50- meter deep valleys with dramatic terraces, and it charms by unique views. Impressive valley precipices and oak-covered slopes open. From time out of mind our ancestors lived here and set up old settlements on both picturesque banks of the Neris. The geographical location and geopolitical situation of the time and the subsequent period determined the natural formation of the old Lithuanian settlements having one common system of Kernavė–Vilnius mounds in this territory. Here the Lithuanian state was forming, and the vicinities were the main center of Lithuania’s statehood of Mindaugas’ times. The high mounds, saint grove hills, centennial oaks, old settlements and the abundance of barrows overlooking the river coasts reveal those times, the pattern of the people’s lives, customs and beliefs.


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