Dzūkija-Suvalkija Protected Areas Directorate Metėliai Regional Park Group

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Working hours:
I —
II 09:00 — 18:00
III 09:00 — 18:00
IV 09:00 — 18:00
V 09:00 — 18:00
VI 09:00 — 18:00
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Metelii regional park (total area 15,300 ha) is a landscape park in the basin of the great lakes of Southern Lithuania: Dusia, Metelii and Obelija are surrounded by sandy dunes and marshes on the lake shores, surrounded by impressive chains of high hills from the south. A wonderful panorama of this landscape, the vastness of the lakes opens from the hills of Žagarii, from the mound of Prelomčiška. This regional park has many unique natural values. Particularly rare, protected in Europe, white-tailed sea turtles live here - a symbol of the regional park. In the only forest of Trakos in Lithuania, the oak tree grows. The Great Lakes come alive during fall migrations. Bird watchers should visit the regional park during the spring and fall waterfowl migration. Both nature watchers and lovers of cycling or water sports can spend their time meaningfully. Bicycle routes are marked around Dusios and Metelios lakes, and 2 hiking trails have been installed. There are many private campsites and rural tourism homesteads on the shores of Dusios and Metelios lakes. Vacationers like these lakes because of the slowly deepening shoreline and sandy shores. Dusios Lake is visited by windsurfers and kitesurfers. On the southern shore of Lake Dusia, there is a visitor center of Metelei Regional Park, where both children and adults will find activities. The exposition creatively presents the life of the rare sea turtles living in the vicinity of Lithuania and the history of the Metelei region. Specialists of the directorate conduct tours and educational activities by prior orders.

From 01.08.2022, the working hours of the visitor center II-VI 09.00-18.00 (Sunday, Monday not a working day)

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