Baba mountain with the peak Pelister (2601m altitude) is located in the southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia, between the Prespa valley to the west and Pelagonia valley to the east.
Declared as а national park in 1948, it lies on the northern and northeastern slopes of Pelister area on 10 400 ha.
Оf particular importance for the National Park are the three glacial cirques filled with water. It is declared for national park due its endemic pine Molika three.
The National Park Pelister is 15 km away from Bitola, 65 km from Ohrid and 30 km from Prespa Lake and covers wider spaces, which in their features differ significantly from its immediate and distant surroundings.
Visit the Park
In the north, the lower parts of the park, where the Molika pine forest dominates, there are many picnic spots that are ideal for family activities and walks. Pelister has typical mountain climate which is characterized by long, cold winters and short and cool summers. The best time to visit Pelister is from May to October.
The large number of trails, some of which are marked, enable the visitor to discover the many natural values of Pelister and come to its most interesting places. Two of these tracks are equipped with information boards (in Macedonian and English) with additional information concerning natural and cultural values of the site that are set:
– From Mountain Hut Kopanki to peak Pelister, etc. “Path on rocks” (Pateka po kamenjarot) (about 5 hours walking) and
From picturesque village Brajcino to Big Lake (about 6 hours walking).
The third pathway is specifically tailored and designed for the education of children and is a move from the children’s resort to the Golema Livada (Great Meadow) site.
Villages Malovishta, Nize Pole and Magarevo also have trails leading to the park and so they are ideal places for visit during the stay in National Park Pelister.