There are times when you want a breather from the city and, in such cases, Pūčkoriai is my favorite place to go. As part of Pavilniai Regional Park, this place is basically just a big forest along the river Vilnia with paths and a few sights. The most impressive one is the Pūčkoriai Outcrop – 65 metres high with a splendid view of the valley below.
There is a marked tourist route which you can take and circle the surroundings visiting the site of the old watermill, the mound and sundial, among others. If you are not too enthusiastic about spending an afternoon hiking, you can walk to the Belmontas restaurant and see what it has to offer. Pūčkoriai is also a good spot for geocaching: the forest, bridges over Vilnia and remains of old bunkers make good hiding spots.
A little tricky to get to if you are not a local, I suggest you take bus number 74 from the railway station and get off at the stop called “Pūčkorių atodanga”. As you exit the bus, walk back just a little and take the first road on your left. The road will take you downhill – look for a flight of wooden stairs on your right. Once you get up these stairs you are on the path which will take you to the viewpoint on top of the outcrop.