Nature Reserves and Parks: the recipe for plant and animal protection
Three protected areas where local nature characteristics are considered a real world heritage. With deep respect for animals and plants protection and care.
On Lake Maggiore
GROVE OF REEDS IN FONDOTOCE (Verbania)
A 360 hectare wide reserve on the Plain of Toce, the most important river in Ossola region.
Among many and many reeds there are essential environmental conditions for lake fish reproducing and bird nesting and wintering.
Some beautiful beaches on the lake.
Walk and bike itineraries.
Info: Tel. +39 0322 240239.
GROVE OF REEDS IN DORMELLETTO
A 4 Km long lake environment (157 hectares) between Arona and Castelletto Ticino, between water and land, which has perfectly kept its typical lake and nature characteristics for decades.
Info and group reservations: Tel. +39 0322 240239 / +39 320 4373967.
On the hills of Lake Maggiore
LAGONI NATURE PARK IN MERCURAGO (Mercurago-Arona, Dormelletto, Oleggio Castello, Comignago)
A natural park with three big lakes (the “Lagoni”) of glacial origin and various wood types where you can walk, run and ride horse or bike (thematic itineraries correlated by map).
It is an important archaeological area too, with prehistoric and roman findings now preciously kept in Arona and Novara museums.
There the mushroom type „Crepidotus roseoornatus“, the only one in the world, was also found!
Areas for horse farming.
Migratory birds normally have rest there thanks to the special environment constituted by ponds and peat bogs.
Opening time: everyday. Reservation for groups necessary. Didactic services for school groups possible too.
Info: Tel. +39 0322 240239 / +39 320 4373967; www.parchilagomaggiore.it.