Leisure and 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 ,
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The most beautiful nature areas are protected in:
National Parks cover 1% of the country.
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
Many tourist trails cross the park, making it a perfect location for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
The park is an attractive destination for active tourism:
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
Terrain of the park is perfect for mountain hiking and active tourism.
The most popular activity is rafting .
In the vicinity of the park, there is Niedzica castle and ruins of Czorsztyn castle.
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.
Additional attraction are wooden Orthodox churches.
The most interesting curiosity of the park are the moving sand dunes.
The highest being 42 m (137 ft.).
Park’s lakes are home to many species of birds.
The main tourist attraction is dune hiking.
Other interesting sites around the park :
National and scenic Parks fulfill educational, recreational and cultural function.
Polish forests provide a natural leisure environment which gives an opportunity to rest close to nature and what is more important there are only few restrictions on entering forested areas. Many forests remained untouched in their original beauty.
and meeting them is never a problem.
Visitors can admire:
Polish nature is famous for her birds.
Marshes become a true heaven for photo-safari
Hunting trips are organized by specialized offices.
Hunting lodges are also very popular.
Hunting lodges and inns serve traditional dishes of local Polish cuisine.
that offer attractive and unique souvenirs of folk art.
Travelers can also participate in many cultural, tourist and sport events such us:
Białowieski National Park
International Festival of Orthodox Music in Hajnowka Pieniński Park Narodowy
International rafting competition in Dunajec
World Cup in ski-jumping
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