Location: N55° 21` 28.7", E21° 16` 58.8"
The Nemunas Delta Regional Park in terms of ethnographic heritage is unique, it lies in the unique natural beauty, cultural heritage and one of the other more interesting locations. The region is intertwined by historical, ethnic and ethnographic heritage. The park area includes a part of diverse Minor Lithuania, which reflects the characteristics of traditional lifestyle of different areas: starting with the Vente cape lighthouse, which has already been washed away by the lagoon water, built by the first crusaders, the former swampers’ villages, the cradle of the swamp studying Aukštumala bog.
Minija village is also known as the Venice of Lithuania. Minija village was first mentioned in 1540. This is a unique one-street village only the river is instead of a street. Its homesteads are situated on both banks of the river, the river Minija became the street of the village contacted by boats. There were no embankments to defend Minija village from floods for a long time. Teneniai and Minija meadows polder projects were prepared just before World War I. Polders were installed here after the war. You can rent a ship and see the Nemunas delta, admire the unique view of the lagoon, at any time to reach Nida, Preila, Pervalka, Juodkrantė, and Klaipėda.
You can visit the Krokų Lanka Lake located near the village Minge. Once the silt conveyed by the Nemunas sealed off the lagoon bay. Krokų Lanka Lake was formed. It is the biggest lake in the whole regional park. Its water has a biological wealth of values, in order to protect them Krokų Lanka Botanical-Zoological Reserve was established. Krokų Lanka Lake is located in the outskirts of Tulkiaragė cognitive trail, which is located in the Nemunas Delta Regional Park. This new tourist destination fascinates by the natural beauty and originality.
Also nearby there is Aukštumala bog. Aukštumala cognitive path, the length of which is 1,740 meters, is set in Aukštumala Thelmological Reserve. The reserve was established to preserve and renaturalise the Aukštumala marsh ecosystems with the bog pools stretch complexes, distinctive communities, rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The visitors of this trail will learn about the swamp, its formation, typical plants and animals of the bog.
The trail, which winds through the former swamp way, consists of a one-way route with 11 stops for information. The way across the marsh was made in the 18th century in order to combine some already non-existent swampers’ villages. Almost 2,000 residents lived there. The swampers, like Bismarck colonies pioneers, grew potatoes and other vegetables, and exported them to the East Prussia, while others worked in the peat bogs.