Valday – a wonderful land of rivers, lakes and forests. Its bells have been the most prominent landmark of the town ever since the ancient times. For many centuries, they served as a clock for the citizens, telling them the time for communal prayer, labor or rest, grief or happiness. Many recreation facilities are located on the territory of “Valdaisky” national nature park, which has 70 lakes, 20 rivers, rare specimens of flora and fauna, and around 500 landmarks of archeology, history and architecture.
National park in the north of Russia, located in Valdaysky, Okulovsky, and Demyansky Districts of Novgorod Oblast. It was established May 17, 1990. Since 2004, the National Park has the status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Valdaysky National Park, which includes the town of Valday, Lake Valdayskoye, and the northern part of Lake Seliger, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Russia and has well-developed tourist infrastructure.