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Great Dailide Lake in Resort Park


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Near Didysis Dailidės ežeras (Big Dailidė Lake), there is a sport field, bicycles paths along the lakeshore, gazebos and bonfires. The Dailidė lakes (you see, there is also Mažasis Dailidės ežeras, that is, Little Dailidė Lake) are oxbow lakes, formerly part of the old channel of the Nemunas River. Old-timers say that once, in the place where the lakes are now, divided by the embankment, the most picturesque manor in the area stood. Those who saw the duke's manor could not help marvelling at its grandeur and delighting in its lightness. For that reason, it was called the Dailusis Dvaras (Elegant Manor), and it became well-known; thus, its ruler was called the duke Dailidė. The duke and his manor were doomed by his greed and cruelty, and so water pouring from a cursed cloud drowned the manor. Since that time, the resulting lake has been called Dailidė.

GPS: 54.387512, 24.068459 (WGS)

Author of photographs G. Bernatavičius, Alytus TIC.