Meeting with nature: Pleshcheevo lake

Lake Pleshcheevo is located in Yaroslavl Oblast, not far from Moscow. The town of Pereslavl-Zalessky is on the southeastern side of the lake.

The lake, which is part of Pleshcheevo National Park, covers an area of over 51 km², its length being 9.5 kilometres and its shoreline 28 kilometres. The lake is well-known for camping, swimming, snowkiting and fishing. Located on the shore is a legendary twelve-ton boulder, the "Blue Stone", which was worshiped by pagans in centuries past, and is still a venue for celebrating Russian Orthodox holidays.