Desna-Stara Huta National Nature Park

Sumy region

About park

This is an amazing natural area in the east of Ukrainian Polissia. Stara Huta forests with age-old trees, swamps, and meadows have preserved many rare plant species. In the spring, during the flowering of primroses, forests become especially exquisite. The Desna River and its floodplain have preserved their natural state to this day.

 

The vegetation of the Stara Huta forests has many taiga features. Pine and deciduous forests predominate here. In pine forests, a lot of light comes to the ground through the openwork crowns, thanks to which blueberries and other juicy berries ripen here, becoming food for many forest dwellers and a dainty for travellers. In Stara Huta forest area there is a large population of capercaillies, hazel grouses, black grouses. Elks, lynx, European bisons, and brown bears are captured by camera traps here.

 

The nature of the Desna part of the park is completely different. In the floodplain of Desna, there are wide meadows with tall grass, old trees, straits; ash, oak and aspen small woods. The lakes in the oxbow lakes are littered with bright flowers of dwarf white water lilies and yellow water lilies. 35 rare plant species grow in the national nature park, and the diversity of birds is the most impressive. In spring and autumn, thousands of flocks of geese, ducks, cranes, storks and swans make a stop here. Fish treasures of Desna are countless. In general, the park is a home to 97 rare animal species.

Site

Enjoy

What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Fishing
Fishing
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails
info

sq.km

Park's area


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7

routes

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79 km

length of the route

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35

rare plant species

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97

rare animal species

Warning!

Due to the location of the park territory, bordering sections of the reserve area in the Stara Huta and Desna parts, certain restrictions are imposed. Representatives of the park administration will inform you about them in advance.

International statuses

How to get here

By train

By railway transport of the southern direction (from Kyiv to Zernove station)

By bus

from Sumy, Shostka to Seredyna-Buda, Sumy region

By car

from Kyiv – 400 km
from Sumy – 250 km
from Shostka – 75 km

Contacts


41000, Sumy region, Seredyna-Buda town, 62 Novhorod-Siverska Str.
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