District of Kadui
The district of Kadui is located in a very picturesque place. The spot affords a breath-taking panorama of the soaring forests, the expanse of still undeveloped fields and green coppices. Its remoteness from the oblast's industrial centre Cherepovets, the networks of rivers and numerous lakes make it possible to turn the district of Kadui into a centre for tourism. The pure pleasures of the great outdoors increase the number of visitors. At present the place is quite popular with the residents of St.Petersburg and Cherepovets.
Take a trip to Kadui, your exploration of pristine forests will leave a lasting impression (the salubrious air of the pine forest is known to everybody and attracts the visitors). Here you will see the famous and romantic spots, you will also discover out-of-the-way places. The peculiarity of the Vologda Oblast consists in the vicinity of the wildlife which is unique in its beauty, with the ancient monuments of history and architecture. The district of Kadui borders on the Kirillov, Belozersk and Ustyuzhna districts, where historical monuments of Kievan Rus' can be found.
The district of Kadui has a very advantageous location, as it is situated at the intersection of highways and railroads. One of the major transportation routes connecting Central Russia and the Urals passes through the settlement of Kadui. Kadui is 18 km off the federal highway "Vologda-Novaya Ladoga" that links St.Petersburg with Veliky Ustyug, the hometown of Father Frost, and 56 km from Cherepovets, a big railway junction. This lets the visitors to Kadui reach their destination fast and comfortably.
The district of Kadui is one of the ecologically-friendly areas in the Vologda Oblast. The network of waterways (the Suda, the Andoga, the Kolp') allows the tourists to take a kayak out into the river. The water itinerary along the Suda is included into the 100 water itineraries of Russia. Numerous lakes, located in the district, are rich in fish and game. There are about 50 species of fish there. The forests occupy 85 percent of the district's territory. There are 2 wildlife reserves, which contain an abundance of wilderness, wildlife and spectacular beauty. Elks, wild boars, brown bears, lynxes, red foxes, martens, squirrels and hares can be found there. The reserves abound with more than 200 species of birds. You'll spot heath-cocks, wood-grouses, hazel-grouses, geese and wild ducks there.
Another point of interest historically is the Philipo - Irapsky monastery, situated in the settlement of Zelyony Bereg (Green Bank). It was founded in 1338 by Philip Irapsky. It is the oldest structure in the settlement to survive in its original form. Here you can step back in time to an era that exemplified grace and tranquility. A wooden church was raised in Kadui in 1999 for the money collected by ordinary people.
Take a short drive to the settlement of Khokhlovo where a centre for traditional local culture was established. The year 2001 saw the opening of the centre of handicrafts where local artisans demonstrate their skills and share their experience with the visitors. The museum of local lore was opened in 2000. It tells the story of the development of the region paying attention to people's way of life in the preceding centuries.
Thus, tourism in the district of Kadui may become one of the leading branches of economy with the focus on the pure pleasures of the great outdoors. The charm of the narrow streets of Kadui, its timbered houses and scenic forests make a fascinating atmosphere for a journey.