The lake is surrounded by a ring of 5 km to be discovered on foot or by bicycle and which is ideal for jogging, birdwatching or fishing.In summertime you find enough space for relaxing and swimming; the Lido Aquilegia, in the south part of the lake, offers deckchairs and parasols, fantastic drinks and music evenings.Canoeing lovers find a spectacular landscape rich of colors and sounds of nature…Fishing enthusiasts can test their skills by getting the daily permit.
In the reed thicket, in the northern part of the lake, you find the cannaiola and the cannareccione.The white waterlily floats undisturbed on the lake and has become the symbol of the Park.The fauna counts different kinds of amphibian and fishes as well as: perch, pike, carp and tench.
The Budracch trail reaches Canzo through a path that winds through forests of hornbeam, ash, cherry and chestnut trees in a beautiful landscape. The trail starts from the inner side of the Lake of the Mount Cornizzolo. On the way you can come across to an amphitheater in which there is an ancient little fountain.
The Mount Scioscia trail climbs with a combination of steep and flat stretches through woods of chestnut and ash trees. Keeping the east side of the mountain the path constantly allows a good overview of Lake Segrino. Cascina Inarca, in the City of Proseprio, can be a good resting spot.
One of the first was Stendhal who, in the pages of his travel journal, was delighted and compared it to an “emerald gem” for the color of its water;
Giuseppe Parini, who was born in the nearby town of Bosisio Parini, cites the lake in Poetry XXII;
Fogazzaro set part of Malombra here;
Ippolito Nievo, in 1855, wrote the novella “The crazy of Segrino”;Giovanni Biffi wrote “The Ghita of Carrobio”;
In the XX century it was mentioned in Acquainted with Grief by Carlo Emilio Gadda, who used to stay at Villa Gadda in Longone al Segrino. He suggested the name of See grün, ie “green lake” in German.
The painter Giovanni Segantini, who stayed in the area, drew landscapes and locals in some of his paintings…