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A Guide To Some Of Europe's Best National Parks That Are Under The Radar

May 05, 2017 05:40 PM EDT

Europe is blessed with wondrous and bountiful natural landscapes. However, some of the best ones are not so popular so here is a guide to some of Europe's best national parks that are under the radar.

Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria. This exquisite park highlighting the Austrian Alps is open all year long. Summer is perfect for climbing, hiking and cycling activities. Meanwhile, one can be amazed of the wildflowers during springtime and golden larches of the Autumn season.

Durmitor National Park, Montenegro. According to Lonely Planet, it's Mother Nature's showpiece which is composed of white glaciers, clear underground streams, picturesque canyons and limestone peaks. It is a popular ski resort in snowy months and a hiking and rafting spot on summer days. You would surely appreciate nature's finest with its numerous bird species and butterfly varieties.

Killarney National Park, Ireland. Ireland's oldest park is rich in history and natural resources. If you want fewer crowds, visit between Spring and Autumn season. You must also try its famed sunset kayaking in Killarney lakes because you'll witness swans lining up, deer crossing the river and brown trout jumping out of the water.

Lake Skadar National Park, Montenegro. According to Telegraph, this pristine natural park is home to rare birds, vibrant underwater life and the perfect Lake Skadar. It is a perfect destination all year around with Summer being ideal for diving and observing avian love rituals. Meanwhile, Autumn is the time to witness the great migration and Winter is for bird watching.

Paklenica National Park, Croatia. This spot is never crowded despite its amazing peaks and canyons. It is comprised of a 200-km trail and one should definitely try hiking the Velebit. It showcases many landscapes, wildlife and scenic views.

Europe offers the best national parks for exploring. One can both enjoy the popular ones and the less crowded ones.

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