Lekshmozero village's quirky, 3.5km Anthill Trail offers a great opportunity to stretch the legs.

Lekshmozero is also the launching point for the popular Ecological Route, a one-day open-boat trip to a reconstructed traditional mill via a series of lakes and tiny linking canals – be prepared to get wet feet! Book through an agency: Lache Turbureau in Kargopol can help.


There are no restaurants in the village, but you will find no less than four small grocery stores.


The Visitor Centre can arrange good accommodation in the village of Lekshmozero (aka Morschihinskaya), which sits idyllically on the shores of large Lake Lekshmo. Locals also let out rooms.