Frolic

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In the mountaintop meadows outside the National Park, tap into your inner child. Wild floral splendor blankets meadows saddling ridges with the capacity to teach even the most curmudgeon among us how to frolic again. Skip through the fields of flowers and plop down on a bed of hay. One up your apple-picking friends: record yourselves milking a cow! Learn the secrets and enjoy samples of the delicious local cheeses made by indigenous shepherds. While you’re at it, dress in traditional Hutsul attire worn at ceremonies, including weddings.

Makovytsia Meadow

Address: Bулиця Івана Франка, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’01.9”N 24°35’11.8”E

Hours: 9 am - 10 pm (May - Oct)

Fees: By foot, $1.25 to take Makovytsia Trail. No charge for horseback or ATV route. Food & drink offerings extra.

Getting There:

By foot: Take the Makovystia trail to summit (refer to hike section)

By horseback: Go to Equestrian Center. Guide will lead you.

By ATV: Go to Kvadro Extrim for an alternate route map.

Pertsi Meadow

Address: Яблуниця

GPS: 48°18’58.8”N 24°27’23.1”E

Hours: 9 am - 9 pm (May - Oct) 10am-7pm (Dec - Mar)

Fees: $2 entrance fee with excursions from $2.75 - $5.50

Getting There: Ivano-Frankivsk - Yablunytsia or Ivano-Frankivsk - Rakhiv bus routes