Narachanski National Park is a nature preserve around
lake Narach in Belarus. It was established on July 28 1999 to protect a
biosphere around the lake and its wetlands. Narachanski National Park
covers an area of 87,000 hectares.
National Park is a fairly popular Belorussian park with several lakes, rivers
and patches of a virgin forest spread through the region. It offers
a chance for horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, swimming and other
activities. Visitor center for Narachanski National Park is located
in a town of Naroch that stands on the shores of Naroch Lake.
Additionally Narachanski National Park contains several
historic buildings. One of the oldest signs of human settlement is a
small fortress on the island in the middle of the Myadel lake (Мядель)that date back to the 11th century.
Other notable buildings include Catholic Church of Our lady of the
Scapular (17th century) in Myadel, Saint Andrew's Church in the
village of Naroch, Saint Nicholas Church and a wooden church in the
town of Svir, Carmelite Monastery (17th century) in the village
Zasvir and many others. A network of well marked hiking trails is
spread across Narachanski National Park. It makes access to all parts of
the protected bio reserve very easy.