Podilski Tovtry National Park – Enjoy Health Spas, Mineral Springs and the Tovtorovyi Ridge of Podillya
In 1996 the Podilski Tovtry National Park was initiated and formed with its unique and rigid landscapes. Over time, the National Park has become very well-known and specifically renowned for the beautiful Tovtorovyi Ridge of Podillya. This natural wonder can be viewed from a variety of perspectives throughout the territory, within the awe-inspiring Podilski Tovtry National Park. Like most of the national parks in Ukraine, there is an institution appointed to control and research different aspects of the area. In the case of the Podilski Tovtry National Park, they are looked after by the Ministry of Ecology and Nature Resources.
It is through this unassuming landscape that you begin to unearth the many characteristics that build the Podilski Tovtry National Park, with its historical remains of the fascinating and age-defying tortone barrier reef. Interestingly, it is isolated to this area and cannot to be found anywhere else in the whole of the Eastern Europe, a phenomenon in its own right. There are also many other fascinating geological formations which can be found in this particular area, such as the canyons of the magnificent Dniester River, the tranquil lakes and the many vast caves such as the Atlantida, which have always created curiosity from scientist to visitor alike. With some of the lovely reserves in Ukraine, the Podilski Tovtry National Park has an abundance of vegetation which covers a vast array of scenic surroundings, from the light and playful meadows to the patches of grasslands, which contain a small amount of Stipa spp., to the old oak and beach forests, and not forgetting the mixed hornbeam-oak-ash.
The reserve has quite a range of flora, with up to an amazing 1700 plant species within the park itself, of which sixty of them have been placed in the listings recorded in the Red Book. In its own way, the Podilski Tovtry National Park combines the beauty of its natural surroundings, with age old and traditional cultures, many of which lay within the National Park. These breathtaking and aged historical monuments, that have carved a way of life since the beginning of their time, have created a past that has no end, like the magnificent and mysterious Kamyanets-Podilskyi and its gracious fortress. This intriguing Park also holds some of the most beautiful natural mineral water springs and health resorts, such as the Myrgorodska and the Naftusya.