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The town of Palić, situated at Serbia’s northernmost point, just eight kilometres away from the city of Subotica, is an ideal starting point for exploring the nature park.
It comprises the large Palić lake, created by wind activity at the boundary between the Subotica Sands and the Bačka Loess Plateau. The lake used to be a spa resort, where visitors came for treatments with its salty water, while today it is a popular picnic area. The tranquillity of this part of Vojvodina is reason enough to persuade you to spend a weekend here.
Although the natural vegetation of Palić has given way to farm land, you can still enjoy its sandy oak forests. Local plant life should not be dismissed either. In addition to numerous bats, there are more than 60 species of birds in this nature park including, most notably, the squacco heron and the black-headed gull, which have made their home on the artificial islands in the western part of the lake.
If you prefer to explore natural beauty while on the move, Palić boasts many promenades, hiking and cycling trails and sports fields. You can cycle around the lake or take to the lake itself on a pedal boat or on a catamaran tour.
Those who are more daring can also try walking water balls or the increasingly popular stand up paddleboarding, as well as sailing. If you come to Palić in the summertime and are looking for ways to cool yourself, you will have three spacious beaches and an outdoor thermal swimming pool at your disposal.
Taking the time to explore the architectural feats of secession, the style in which the buildings of the old spa complex were built, will be a fulfilling part of your holiday. On your walks around Palić, be sure to visit the zoo, one of the most beautiful of its kind in this part of Europe. In addition to the more than 150 animal species, it also has a beautiful botanical garden.