Masurian Lakeland

 

The Masurian Lake District or Masurian Lakeland  is a lake district in northeastern Poland within the geographical region of Masuria. It contains more than 2,000 lakes. The district had been elected as one of the 28 finalists of the New7Wonders of Nature.


Masuria is famous for its lakes and forests, offering a wide range of outdoor activities from sailing to kayaking and swimming. The region includes the largest lake in Poland called ┼Üniardwy. The resort towns include the most popular Gi┼╝ycko and Miko┼éajki, W─Ögorzewo, Ryn, Pisz and I┼éawa. Gi┼╝ycko is located on the shore of Lake Niegocin. It has an ancient fortress, historic church, bridges, and passenger boats to the towns of W─Ögorzewo, Miko┼éajki and Ruciane-Nida. The town of Miko┼éajki is a popular tourism center. In addition to lakes, the Masurian region also has many rivers used for fly fishing, and forest areas that offer many trails for trekking and biking. There is also a variety of wildlife, edible berries and mushrooms, and large protected areas, including the Masurian Landscape Park that includes 11 nature reserves such as the ┼üuknajno Lake that is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, or the Bia┼éowie┼╝a Forest with a breeding station for European Bisons.´╗┐