Vânători Neamț Nature Park

Anybody passing through Neamț county must stop in Bison Land. However, the Vânători Neamţ Nature Park means much more than the place where the bisons of Romania live. Spread over an area of ​​almost 31,000 hectares, of which over 26,000 hectares of forest alone, in the northern part of Neamț County, the park hosts a diversity of cultural, historical and natural treasures. Here you can see rare or endangered species such as brown bear, laughter, otter, wild cat, carpathian stag, horseradish and, of course, European bison. 

The plant species observed here are also very varied, some of them even protected by law: mountain peony, yew, daria, angelica. Secular trees also account for more than half of the forest fund.

On the territory of the nature park are the villages Crăcăoani, Agapia, Vânători-Neamţ, Răucești, Pipirig, Brusturi and Bălțătești, as well as Oglinzi, a thermal water resort, and Târgu Neamț town. Not less than five protected areas are here. These are Silver Forest, Copper woods, Dumbrava Oak Reserve , Dragoș Vodă Bison and Carpatian Fauna Reserve, and at the edge of the park is Cuejdel Lake.

One day, for example, you could leave Agapia Monastery to the Sihla Monastery, taking a hike or riding a bike through the old mountain forests, or you could visit Neamţ Monastery and go on a bison safari. 

If you are passionate about the Romanian cinema, you should also know that in the 70’s “The Jder Brothers” and “Ștefan cel Mare – Vaslui 1475″ were filmed in Vânători Neamţ Nature Park.