Posted by: RasmaSandra | January 11, 2014

Lure National Park, Albania

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Lure National Park can be found in Albania on the eastern slopes of the Lure Mountains. Visitors enjoy taking a look at the towns which are close to this park like Peshkopi, Fushe-Lure and Sina e Eperme.

Peshkopi is located east of the Black Drin River. Tourists can visit a museum which has a great collection of local costumes, filigree jewelry, carpets, kitchen equipment and local architecture models. There is the lovely Elez Isufi Boulevard which is a pedestrian street that is lined with Linden trees. Not far from the town are thermal mineral water springs.

Tourists are attracted each year by the twelve lakes found in the park. There are four principal lakes:

  • Great Lake
  • Black Lake
  • Lake of Flowers
  • Cow’s Lake

The lakes are located in the northeastern part of the country in the district of Dibra. The lakes freeze over in the wintertime providing natural skiing lanes. The Lake of Flowers is especially beautiful in the summer when you can see large white water lilies making it look like a floating garden.

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A meadow known as Field of Mares can be found in the southern part of this national park and in season there are multi-colored flowers. Everywhere you look are coniferous trees. Lure National Park offers activities for tourists such as different kinds of winter sports, hiking, biking, and horse riding.

The trees which are most common here are Beech trees at lower altitudes. On rocky slopes at higher altitudes you can see Black Pine, Red Pine and White Pine trees. The forest is home to the rare European brown bear, Eurasian Lynx, Eurasian wolf, European Pine Marten, and Roe deer. The Capercaillie or wood grouse also nests here.


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