Masurian Lake District, Masuria, Poland (with Map & Photos)

Masurian Lake District - the main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, map and photos, tourist reviews about the Masurian Lake.

The Land of the Masurian Lakeland (or Masurian Lake District) is more than 2 thousand lakes connected by 12 canals, 8 rivers and three locks. The lakes are surrounded by huge forests with landscape parks and nature reserves. This is a land of unique virgin nature, an ideal place for adherents of secluded and peaceful relaxation. There will be something to do for fans of active sports.

Masurian Lake District
Masurian Lake District

The land of the Masurian Lake District is centered around the largest in Poland Lake niardwy and Lake Mamry with adjacent bodies of water. More than 15% of the area of ​​this fertile land is covered with water, and another 30% - with forest.

On the territory of the Masurian Lake District, there is the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park - a biosphere reserve of a relict forest and home to the world's largest population of bison.
The largest lakes: Snirdvy, Mamry, Niegocin. The largest canals: Masurian Canal, Elblg Canal. Popular resorts: Gizycko, Mikolajki, Vengorzhevo, Ryn, Pish and Ilava.

Masurian Lake District
Masurian Lake District

How to get there


The Masurian Lake District can be reached by train, bus or car. The nearest international airports are located in Warsaw, Gdansk and Vilnius. The main transport hub of the region is the town of Elk.

Railway stations in Warsaw, Gdansk and Vilnius are connected to the Elka station, which in turn is connected by the railway network. roads with Gizycko and Mikolajki. An extensive network of bus routes connects the lake area with many Polish cities: Olsztyn, Suwalki and Warsaw ( 50-60 PLN, 5 hours on the way).

Masurian Lake District
Masurian Lake District

Transport


Yachtsmen will be able to reach the largest communicating lakes that form the central system of the Masurian Lake District and are located all the way from Węgorzewo to Ruciane-Nida.

Kayakers may prefer a more "intimate" environment when rafting on small lakes and rivers. One of the best and most popular kayaking trails starts in Sorkvity and runs along the Krutynya River and Lake Beldany.

Masurian Lake District
Masurian Lake District

Those who are left out of business will have to enjoy the surrounding beauty from the comfortable deck of one of the pleasure boats operated by Żegluga Mazurska, based in Gizycko. The boats of this company are equipped with an open deck and cafeteria and can accommodate hiking backpacks and bicycles. In theory, all boats run between Gizycko, Mikolajki and Ruciane-Nida daily from May to September. But, in practice, some trips can be canceled in case of a small number of passengers. The least likely to be canceled is from late June to late August.

Masurian Lake District Map