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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.

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