The Natural Park “VânătoriNeamț”
Organized in 1999, “The Natural Park in Vânători Neamţ” lies in the northern part of the county of Neamţ, bordering Suceava and covers the boundary rays of the communes of Crăcăoani, Agapia, Vânători-Neamț and of the resorts Bălțătești and Oglinzi.
From a geographical point of view, the park stretches on the eastern slope of Stânișoara mountains (the subdivision of the Neamț Mountains), in the eastern part of the Eastern Carpathians and over the Sub-Carpathians of Neamț (which lie within the Eastern Carpathians), covering a part of the basin of Ozana and Cracău.
The surface of the park is almost 31.000 hectares, out of which over 26.000 represent stock of wood.
The park shelters a wide range of natural, cultural and historic values, but the importance of the park resides in the impressive variety of the flora and fauna.
Within the fauna, the park shelters a series of rare or endangered species: the brown bear, the lynx, the otter, the aurochs, the Carpathian deer and the roebuck.
The main protected areas within the “Park Vânători Neamţ” are “The Silver woods”, “The Copper woods”, “Dumbrava reservation of oak”, the reservation of aurochses and “Dragoş Vodă” Carpathian fauna.
“The Silver woods” made of a brush of birches, some of the trees being over 100 years old and “The Copper woods” represent a natural protected area, mostly made of holms which are less than 150 years old.
In the Valley of the Neamţ and Nemţişor brook, “Dumbrava reservation” preserves centennial oak forests. Within “Dragoş Vodă” reservation of aurochses, we can also admire Carpathian deer, fallow deer, badgers and species from the fauna of birds.
Address: Str. Zimbrului, Town Vânători Neamț
Phone: +4 0233.206.002