Welcome to Carpathian National Nature Park & Around
Ukraine's largest national park, Carpathian National Nature Park is the heart of the Carpathians. However, it's a very different sort of national park – industrial logging occurs here, for example. Only about a quarter of the area is completely protected, but that hasn't detracted too much from the natural beauty of the place.
Founded in 1980, the park covers 503 sq km of wooded mountains and hills. Parts of it shelter small numbers of animals and the alpine meadows are carpeted with species of flora. Realistically, however, hiking and possibly skiing are the main reasons to head this way.
The adjoining Carpathian Biosphere Reserve stands a little apart from the main CNNP.