With the Kil’chen River snaking through its heart, Pidhorodne is a sprawling town on the northern outskirts of Dnipro. It’s a short drive from the recreational reserves and parks along the Samara River, which joins the Dnieper River on its journey south to the Black Sea.
Pidhorodne makes an ideal base for exploring the museums of Dnipro, such as the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum at the Menorah Center. Get up close to cossack artefacts and Kurgan stelae at the Dmytro Yavornytsky National Historical Museum before admiring the Ukrainian and Russian artwork exhibited at the Dnipropetrovsk Art Museum.
Not far from Pidhorodne is the Bohorodyts'ka Fortress, which offers magnificent views across the Samara River. While only sections of its ramparts remain, the site provides a setting for historical recreations, including the final capture of the fortress. Further north lies the Novoselytsia Recreational Park where you’ll find a sloping meadow dotted with picnic gazebos.
Pidhorodne is around 20 minutes’ drive from Dnipro and 40 minutes from Dnipro International Airport, which has regular flights to Kyiv and Tel Aviv. Buses travel to Pidhorodne from Dnipro while renting a car gives you greater freedom to explore the surrounding region.