Serebyany Bor is a famous pine forest in the west of Moscow. Most of it is taken up by the Khoroshevsky Forest Park, which has many trees over 100 years old. The park has 230 forms of plantlife, and is also home to a watersports complex, marinas and stables belonging to wealthy Muscovites.
One area of Serebyrany Bor is now called the Lemeshev Memorial Zone, after the great Russian singer S.Ya. Lemeshev, who often came here to relax; it now hosts concerts and musical evenings. The layout of Serebryany Bor is unusual, as it is located on an artificial island between a meander in the Moscow River and a canal. There is an artificial lake, the Deep Gulf, in the depths of the forest. There is also the picturesque Bezdonnoe (Bottomless) Lake.
Serebryany Bor's beaches are the cleanest in the city and very popular among Muscovites. On weekends it is difficult to find a free spot here, especially because a whole range of services are on offer to visitors, from simple deckchairs to catamaran and yacht rides.
Getting there: Take the trolleybus from Polezhaevskaya or Shchukinskaya Metro Stations.