|Arrive: 05/24/13 ---||Depart: 05/24/13 ---|
The area around the lake has been inhabited since the early Stone Age. Petroglyphs have been found along its banks. Sailing is a popular activity on the lake. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Kizhi Pogost lies on one of the islands in the northern part of the lake. Two magnificent 18th century churches are the centerpieces of this open-air museum of Northern Russian wooden architecture. The lake is also a popular sailing location. There are several international sailing races held here every year.