Nature trails in the district of Snina

Miroslav Poliščuk educational trail (Ulič)

Near the village of Ulič, the largest village of Poloniny, there is a natural science and conservation nature trail, which bears the name of a regional personality and the founder of the Institute of Nature Conservation at the National Museum in Prague. The 10-kilometer-long circuit, with an elevation gain of 280 meters, offers much information about the best-preserved part of our nature.

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View from the Holica lookout tower
View from the Holica lookout tower

Školský náučný chodník K Mergencovmu kameňu (Ulič)

School educational trail to the Merganc's stone (Ulič).The school educational trail is the second tourist trail near the village of Ulič at the foot of the Bukovské vrchy mountains. The tour of the trail can be done in about one hour. In addition to eight information boards, you will also find here 12 wooden sculptures in the open-air nature gallery. The statues represent forgotten personalities, legends, some of them remind of places or events. 

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Educational trail Rožok (Uličské Krivé)

The Rožok National Nature Reserve, which is located in the cadastre of the village of Uličské Krivé in the Snina district, was established 55 years ago. The purpose of its establishment was the protection of primeval forest habitats and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Educational trail Havešová (Kalná Roztoka)

It leads through the Havešová National Nature Reserve. It is a place where grow the tallest beeches in the world. It is inscribed on the UNESCO list. The visit is possible only in the company of an employee of the Národný park Poloniny National Park (NP) Administration. You can reach the trail after a six-kilometer-long forest road from the village of Kalná Roztoka. The route is circular and introduces the visitor to the unique forest environment in its nature with preserved forest and impressive old beeches.

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Havešová National Nature Reserve
Havešová National Nature Reserve
Rožok National Nature Reserve
Rožok National Nature Reserve

Educational trail Ruské - Ruské sedlo (Runina)

The trail starts at the end of the displaced village of Ruské, where you can come by foot following the blue sign from the village of Runina, or by bike along the bike path from the water reservoir Starina. From the village of Ruské leads a trail to Ruské sedlo - the Slovak - Polish border point, where there is also a shelter hut. On the route, you can see the untouched nature of the original forests of the Bukovské vrchy mountains and military cemeteries from both world wars. We will also find a technical cultural monument here, the historical route "Porta Rusica", which connected Hungary with Galicia.

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Educational path Under the Dark sky (Nová Sedlica)

The route of the nature trail called "Under the Dark Sky" is one of the shorter ones - its length is only 1.2 kilometers. The route is circular and takes visitors from the local information center of the Poloniny National Park along the Old Farm Road to the local Social Services Home. From there, it goes back to the beginning. It focuses on astronomy and the need to protect the night environment.

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Educational trail Morské oko - Sninský kameň - Sninské rybníky (Remetské Hámre)

The trail offers three circuits, the length of which is four kilometers in two cases and eight kilometers in one case. The first will take visitors to the Morské oko lake. It informs them about the Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area or the geology of the area. Around the lake, there is also a 2.5-kilometer-long forest educational trail with practical examples of equipment for working in the forest. The second circuit is more demanding; it overcomes almost 400 meters of elevation gain from the level of the Morské oko lake to the top of the Sninský kameň hill. From there, there is a wonderful view of the surrounding forests and the endless Východoslovenská nížina lowlands. The third, longest circuit will take you from the Sninský kameň hill to the suburban recreational area Sninské rybníky ponds.

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Sninský kameň hill
Sninský kameň hill

The dendrological educational trail in the village of Stakčín (Stakčín)

The path leads through a park from the second half of the 18th century, which is located by the manor house in the center of the Stakčín village. In the park grow many domestic and foreign trees. The park and the manor house are registered as a national cultural monument. There is also a monument to the fallen in the First World War. Not far from the village of Stakčín is the Grúnik nature reserve, which can be called the kingdom of the purple hellebore - a unique plant, which in Slovakia in its natural environment can be admired only in the northeast of the country. Very interesting in this area is the occurrence of a rare arrow-jointed broom.

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International Forest Nature Trail Udava - Solinka (Osadné)

The moderately demanding route starts at a place called "Uhliská", which is about six kilometers away from the village of Osadné. The trail leads to the Polish border and makes the unspoiled nature of Poloniny accessible to its visitors. On the Polish side of the territory, there is the Bieščadska narrow-gauge railway, which operates during the season.

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The educational trail to the top of the hill Skory (Hostovice)

The bell tower on the Skory hill (814 m above sea level) is a reminder of the war horrors that took place near the Hostovice village. An educational trail, which is about 13 kilometers long, leads to the bell tower. The route is lined with information panels that bring the tourist closer to how the fighting activity took place in this region, what the consequences were and who fought directly in the vicinity of this village.

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                                                Hámor educational trail (Zemplínske Hámre)

The Hámor educational trail brings you closer to the industrial and metallurgical past of the Josefsthal settlement. The settlement was built at the foot of the Vihorlatské vrchy mountains due to the mining and processing of iron ore, the production of charcoal, and the transport of wood. In this area, you can also visit a local museum.

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The museum in the village of Zemplínske Hámre
The museum in the village of Zemplínske Hámre
The Tunnel in the village of Zemplínske Hámre
The Tunnel in the village of Zemplínske Hámre