Table of contents:
- Location of the reservoir
- Natural abundance: park and water
- Epiphany bathing and fishing
- Lazy rest or active games?
Many are looking forward to the onset of the warm season. To expose your face to the soft and gentle rays of the sun, to admire the bright colors of flowering trees and flowers, to enjoy juicy and sweet fruits - everyone dreams of this. However, behind all the delights of the summer season there is a minus that is painful for many - stunning heat. High air temperatures are especially difficult to bear in large cities, where roads covered in asph alt armor heat up several times more than gravel roads. For example, in Moscow. Huge skyscrapers and the absence of trees that provide shade and coolness provoke residents to seek salvation either in air-conditioned rooms or in nature. And if a small category of people manage to spend warm months outside the city streets, then the bulk of the population is able to break out into the bosom of nature only on weekends. Therefore, the ideal option for Muscovites is to visit nearby recreation parks and nearby water bodies. One of these places is the Meshchersky Ponds. How to get there and what is especially attractive in these places - on the data andsome other questions are answered by the article.
Location of the reservoir
Many people are familiar with such a district of Moscow as Solntsevo. Of course, the dashing 90s brought some glory to this territory. However, at the moment this corner is famous not only for guys in crimson jackets and tracksuits, but also for its beauties. The Meshchersky pond also belongs to the last category. Solntsevo is the largest of six reservoirs with the same name. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the territory of one of the modern settlements near Moscow was the estate of Prince Meshchersky. It was during his life that the ponds began to exist. Without further ado, the local population assigned the name of the owner to the reservoirs. And so it went from then on - Meshchersky Pond. The prince died, the estate became the property of the Bolsheviks, and now ordinary people enjoy the beauty of the reservoirs.
Natural abundance: park and water
Big Meshchersky pond is the largest (according to the name) in a series of six artificial storage facilities. In addition, he is the most beautiful of all. This reservoir is located in a picturesque place: directly in front of the entrance to a huge park. The latter, like the pond, is called Meshchersky. It is worth noting that the public can enjoy not only the refreshing soft waters, but also the coolness provided by the numerous trees planted in the park. On the one hand, the coastal line of the pond is surrounded by flexible willows, bending their thin branches to the ground, on the other - bright emeraldlawns interspersed with sand mounds. Here and there, with the naked eye, you can see paths leading into the cool waters. It is a great pleasure to walk along these paths, winding among trees that give shade. It is noteworthy that initially the ponds were a river. She was called Navershka, or, as she was called later, Natoshenka. Gradually, the river became dammed, so it was divided into reservoirs. The Big Meshchersky Pond still exists. His younger "brother" was not so lucky: a few decades ago he was lowered. The area of the existing reservoir is thirteen hectares.
Epiphany bathing and fishing
Meshchersky pond attracts fans of outdoor recreation not only in summer but also in winter. In the cold season, numerous ice holes will allow lovers of ice baths to enjoy extreme entertainment. It is worth noting that Epiphany bathing is organized almost every year on the territory of the reservoir. However, not only those who like to plunge into warm or cold water are attracted by the Meshchersky Pond. Fishing also invites lovers of this pastime to the shores of the reservoir. It is worth noting that one should not expect huge catches here. However, for many fans to sit with a fishing rod, the main thing is the process itself, and not the result.
Lazy rest or active games?
Sunbathing is possible on the territory of a beach specially equipped for this purpose. Gentle descent into the water provides trouble-free andsafe swimming even for toddlers. Changing cabins, numerous benches and gazebos, a children's play area with slides and swings - all this is also located on the territory adjacent to the reservoir. Swim in the cool water, lie in the sun, play outdoor games, read a book in the shade of trees, or just enjoy the beauties of nature - everyone can find something to do here at their discretion. You can get to this reservoir by private transport, as well as by minibus to the Meshchersky Settlement stop or by train to the Skolkovo Platform station.