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.