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Nature

in Poland

Forests in Poland
Nature in Poland is preserved in its original state.

Forests cover 29% of the


country.

National Parks and Reservations


The most beautiful nature areas are protected in:
23 national parks,
hundreds of preservation parks,
many reservations.

National Parks cover 1% of the country.

Biaowieski National Park


UNESCO World Heritage Site
The oldest national park in Poland.
The park covers parts of a primeval forest in its original state.
The park is home to many species of animals, the best known being zubr
(Polish bison)- the largest European mammal

Biaowieski National Park


UNESCO World Heritage Site

Many tourist trails cross the park, making it a perfect location for hiking, biking
and horseback riding.

Main tourist attractions:


Biaowiea village
Zubr Reservation Area
the Royal Oak trail
narrow-gauge rail

Biebrzaski National Park


Area protected by RAMSAR convention
The largest national park in Poland.
The park covers preserved in their original state area of
marshes, inhabited by vast colonies of birds.

Biebrzaski National Park


Area protected by RAMSAR convention
The park is an attractive destination for active tourism:
canoeing
photo-safari
trail hiking

Other attractions:
Fortress from the XIX century in
Osowiec
Baroque synagogue in Tykocin

Tatrzaski National Park


UNESCO Biosphere reserve (MaB)
The park covers the highest of Polish mountains- Tatry.
The only Polish peaks with Alpine character are inhabited
by:
bears
marmots
chamois
eagles

Pieniski National Park


The park covers a very scenic region of limestone massif
called Pieniny with its highest peak Trzy Korony (982 m
above the sea level) and picturesque section of Dunajec
river

Pieniski National Park


Terrain of the park is perfect for mountain hiking and active tourism.
In the vicinity of the park, there is Niedzica castle and ruins of
Czorsztyn castle.

Bieszczadzki National Park


Part of the International Biosphere Preserve
The park protects the highest parts of Bieszczady
Mountains, with their peculiar peaks covered with grass
called poloniny
Bieszczady are the wildest mountains in Poland, where
wolves, bears, lynx and eagles roam free.

Bieszczadzki National Park


Part of the International Biosphere Preserve
Many tourist trails cross the park:
mountain hiking
horseback riding
biking.

Additional attraction are wooden Orthodox churches.

Sowiski National Park


World-wide Biosphere Preserve (MaB)

The most interesting curiosity of the park are the moving sand dunes.

The highest being 42 m (137 ft.).


Parks lakes are home to many species of birds.

Sowiski National Park


World-wide Biosphere Preserve (MaB)
The main tourist attraction is dune hiking.
Other interesting sites around the park :
Heritage Park - Muzeum Wsi Sowiskiej in Kluki,

Swoowo is a capital of so called Checkered Land because of its skeleton


construction houses.

Polish forests provide a natural environment which gives an


opportunity to be close to nature and what is more important
many forests remained untouched in their original beauty.

Forests are inhabited by many different species of animals


and meeting them is never a problem.
Visitors can admire:
deer,
boar
fox
and many other
Polish nature is famous for her birds.
Marshes become a true heaven for photo-safari

National and scenic Parks fulfill educational, recreational and cultural


function.

Nature museums and educational facilities are located in the parks.

Information brochures and maps can be found in those facilities.

Travelers can tour located nearby historical and heritage sites

that offer attractive and unique souvenirs of folk art.

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