Onego Lake Activities
Stretching out over an area of 10,000 square kilometres Onego Lake is the second biggest lake in Europe and an alluring area of natural beauty. The city of Petrozavodsk lies on the western edge of the enormous body of freshwater and Onego Lake is a focus for many water-based activities enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
The Park Inn by Radisson, Petrozavodsk Hotel is just a short walk from the shores of Onego Lake. The stylish, modern hotel is the perfect place from which to cast off and enjoy some of the many enjoyable activities to be found on the water, and around the edges of the lake.
From natural splendour to cultural insights
Navigating Onega Lake by boat is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Petrozavodsk and throughout the warmer months there is a thriving sailing community based in the city. For visitors who would prefer to relax while they take in the sights of the lake there are many cruise trips that navigate the water, weaving in and out of the 1,650 islands that are spread throughout the area – including the fascinating Kizhi Island.
On the eastern side of Onega Lake is the ancient town of Pudozh, a settlement practically untouched by modern ways. The inhabitants live a traditional life wearing the richly embroidered clothes that have been worn in the region for generations. The long journey to the town offers a great look at a largely forgotten Russia.
Making the most of your stay
The natural beauty of the area surrounding Petrozavodsk attracts people interested in enjoying the great outdoors and the activities available on Onego Lake are perfect for just that reason. When the Russian sun catches the surface of the lake, the shimmering ripples sparkle off to the faraway islands. It is an inviting sight which draws many to take to the water.
After exploring the exciting activities on Onego Lake it is important to retire to a hotel which will deliver both comfort and great service and the Park Inn by Radisson, Petrozavodsk Hotel
is just such a location. This first-rate Petrozavodsk accommodation prides itself on giving visitors an excellent experience during their time in the city.