How to get to White Lake

You need
  • – a map of highways of Russia;
  • – schedule of planes to Cherepovets;
  • – timetable for the trains to Vologda and Cherepovets;
  • – bus schedule from Vologda and Cherepovets bus stations.
Instruction
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Belozersk is the administrative center of Belozersky District of Vologda Oblast. If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport to White Lake is in Cherepovets. There is a small airfield in Belozersk, once it hosted mail planes, but now operates extremely irregularly. Direct flights to Cherepovets can be reached from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Apatitov and Helsinki. From the airport to the bus station, it is most convenient to get by taxi.

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From Cherepovets bus station to Belozersk there is bus No. 738. He walks daily, makes several flights. In two and a half hours, you’ll be on the spot.

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Railway road to Belozersk no. The nearest major railway stations are Vologda and Cherepovets. If you are travelling from Moscow, Yaroslavl, Arkhangelsk – it is more convenient to get out in Vologda, and if from St. Petersburg – to Cherepovets. Bus stations in both cities are close to the railway stations, in Vologda – on the same square. From Moscow, trains of this direction depart from Yaroslavsky Station (Komsomolskaya metro station), from St. Petersburg โ€” from Ladozhsky (Ladozhskaya metro station).

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From the bus station of Vologda to Belozersk twice a day there is bus โ„–704. Drive about four hours.

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If you prefer to travel by car, you too need to get to Vologda or Cherepovets. From Vologda lead two roads โ€” through Kirillov and Cherepovets. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. The path through Kirillov is shorter, but the road there is worse. There will also be two ferry services on your way. But the places are very beautiful, and a lot of attractions. You will be able to view Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and Ferapontovo. In addition, the crossing through Sheksna โ€” one of the widest and most beautiful rivers in Europe โ€” is quite interesting. Going on the road through Cherepovets, don’t forget to stock up on fuel.

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Belozersk is a major port, so it is possible to get there by water in the summer. For example, on a tourist ship on the Belomorsko-Baltic Canal. Navigation usually opens in May and ends in October, but of course it all depends on weather conditions. Come to Belozersk and some flying ships โ€” however, the number of them is constantly decreasing, so it is not the most reliable way.

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