The famous lake Seliger is actually a system of lakes lying in the Tver and Novgorod regions. Otherwise, the call Ostashkov Seliger lake, the city of Ostashkov, standing on the shore.
The area of the Seliger – 260 km, the length of the coastline is 528 km Seliger 110 flows into rivers and streams, the largest of which Krapivenka, Cheremuha and Roach. Follows from the lake, only one river – Selijarovka.
Seliger lies at an altitude of 205 m. the Origin of the lake – glacial. Typical for glacial lakes is the form of Seliger – the bizarre system of several lakes, stretching for 100 km and combined with a narrow channel.
The coastline is very indented Seliger: in the land stretch out picturesque bays, many Islands of various shapes.
The separate parts of Seliger have their own names: lake Velichko, Wasco, Seremo, Long, Deep, Svetica, Holy and other.
The largest stretches are in Seliger Ostashkov, Polkowski, Kravotynsky, Trinity, Selizharovsky, Sosnitsky, Berezovsky and Nizhnekamsky.
Seliger has an extraordinary transparent for freshwater water, visibility up to 5 m.
In Seliger are about 30 species of fish. Of them fishing: bream. smelt and perch. burbot. IDE, vendace, pike. Work on acclimatization in carp lake Seliger. eel, Peled. The Graphiteleader rods – Japanese fishing rods of the highest class. High-quality fittings, Fuji Sic and sensitive forms of fishing rods allows you to recommend Graphiteleader fans of delicate fishing.
Abundant wildlife and different surroundings of lake Seliger. Here live the wild boar, moose, bear, Fox, wolf, raccoon, beaver, marten, squirrel, rabbit, numerous rodents, bats.
Of birds near the shores of the lake inhabited: crane, Heron, gull, duck, magpie, grouse, thrush, Warbler and other species.
The lake shore is bordered by dense vegetation: sedge, reed, cattail, bulrush, pondweed, water lilies and egg capsules. Forest off the coast of Seliger coniferous and mixed, it is literally teeming with berries and mushrooms.
Seliger is a navigable lake. In Ostashkov is a river station, and ferries connect the shores of the lake.
Seliger – super popular tourist destination. It attracts lovers of automotive, Cycling and water tourism. Numerous resorts offer organized recreation. Near Ostashkov is a very beautiful ancient monastery of the Nilo-stolobenskaya Pustyn.