For the adventurous traveler, Croatia’s flatlands, hilly Northern region and a number of deep caves and lakes throughout, provides ample opportunities for exploring. Head out to Plitvice Lakes National Park and marvel at the park’s 16 lakes which flow beautifully into cascading waterfalls and sea-glass pools below. The UNESCO World Heritage Site can provide visitors with plenty of walking trails, an abundance of plant life, 160 species of birds to the wolves, brown bear and lynx and a bright fall foliage. For those a bit more adventurous, just 25 miles from Zadar, Paklenica National Park marks a destination for soft-adventure activities such as hiking, camping and cycling. Comprised of two dolomite limestone canyons called Velika (big Paklenica), and Mala (small Paklenica), activities in the park include: rock climbing lessons along with an abundant number of trails for cycling, hiking and walking.