Top 38 natural sites to visit in Poland

  • Crooked Forest

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    The Crooked Forest is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located in the village of Nowe Czarnowo in north-western Poland. The site is open to the public and serves as a notable tourist attraction in the region.
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  • Jeziorsko

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    Jeziorsko is a dam reservoir on the Warta River, the largest reservoir and retention basin in the Lodz region. It is a great place for relaxation, hiking, and water sport activities.
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  • Morskie Oko

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    Morskie Oko, or Eye of the Sea in English, is the largest and fourth-deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains, in southern Poland. It is located deep within the Tatra National Park in the Rybi Potok Valley, of the High Tatras mountain range.
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  • Kolorowe Jeziorka

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    Kolorowe Jeziorka, located in Rudawy Janowickie, is a unique and unusual tourist attraction in Poland, consisting of three artificial ponds formed in place of former mines at the slope of Wielka Kopa mountain.
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  • Zemborzyckie

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    Lake Zemborzyckie is a retention and recreation reservoir on the Bystrzyca River. There are recreation centers that offer rental of water sports equipment, mountain bikes and water bikes. In winter, the frozen surface is used by ice skaters.
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  • Bieszczady Mountains

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    Bieszczady Mountains is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland and north-east of Slovakia through to western Ukraine. It is a part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.
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  • Orłowski Cliff

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    Orłowski Cliff is the steep sea shore of the Redłowo Kępa Redłowska in Gdynia. A coastal walking route to Sopot leads along the cliff.
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  • Krynica Morska

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    Krynica Morska is a resort town on the Vistula Spit in northern Poland. It is the main tourist destination on the Vistula Spit. The town is surrounded by evergreen pine and beech forests, with long sandy beaches and high white dune hills that offer stunning views of the Baltic Sea.
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  • Białowieża National Park

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    Białowieża National Park is located in Eastern Poland on the border with Belarus. It's called the "last untouched wilderness of Europe", because it has been free of human intervention for about 800 years. Also, it is known as a home to the world's largest population of European bison.
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  • Słowiński National Park

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    Słowiński National Park lies on the Baltic Sea coast in northern Poland. It consists of 32.5 kilometers of coastline and offers many cycling and hiking trails, as well as long empty beaches and stunning forests.
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  • Śniardwy

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    Śniardwy is the largest lake in Poland. It covers 113.8 square kilometers. There are eight islands on the Śniardwy lake. It is connected with other lakes by the system of canals known as Kanały Mazurskie. Together, they form the Polish Masurian Lake District.
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  • Ojcowski National Park

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    Ojców National Park is the smallest national park in Poland, but it is the closest to Kraków and has many hiking and cycling pathes. The area is popular for its rock formations, which together with two river valleys form numerous limestone cliffs, canyons, and caves.
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  • Silesian Beskids Landscape Park

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    Silesian Beskids is a landscape park located in the Silesian province. It includes the forest-covered mountain ranges of Beskid Śląski: the Czantoria range and Barania Góra. The park is a popular place to visit throughout the year due to its variety of hiking, cycling, skiing trails.
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  • Tuchola Forest

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    The Tuchola Forest is one of the largest pine forest complexes in Poland and Central Europe. It occupies about 3,000 square kilometers of land in the basin of the Brda and Wda rivers. It includes Park Narodowy Bory Tucholskie and other nature parks.
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  • Biebrzański Park Narodowy

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    Biebrza National Park is the largest of Poland's 23 national parks. The most precious part of the park is its forests and marshes where hundreds of bird species live. There are many hiking routes where visitors enjoy the beauty of nature and diverse wildlife.
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  • Lake Czorsztynskie

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    Lake Czorsztyn is a man-made reservoir on the Dunajec river. The lake is located in close proximity of several popular tourist spots, such as Pieniny National Park, Niedzica Castle, Czorsztyn Castle, and the tourist village of Kluszkowce.
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  • Bolimów Landscape Park

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    Bolimów Landscape Park is a large landscape park located on the border of Lodz and Mazovia provinces. Within the Park there are five nature reserves and many monuments of material culture. A yellow marked hiking trail with a length of 43 km is running through the Bolimowski Landscape Park.
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  • Siwa Polana

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    Siwa Polana - located at an altitude of 910-935 meters above sea level, a mid-forest clearing on the edge of the Western Tatras. It is the starting point for exploring the Chocholowska Valley. It is a beautiful place for hiking and cycling.
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  • Park Narodowy Bory Tucholskie

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    Bory Tucholskie is a national park in the northern part of Poland, in the heart of the Tuchola Forest, the largest woodland in Poland. Most important tourist centers of Tuchola Forest are by the Charzykowskie and Karsinskie lakes. There are kayaking, bicycle and walking trails within the park.
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  • Wolin National Park

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    Wolin National Park situated on the island of Wolin in the far north-west of the Poland. The Park contains a varied flora and fauna. Its attractions include the sea cliffs of Gosań and Kawcza Góra, and a wisent (European bison) sanctuary.
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  • Kampinos Forest

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    Kampinos Forest is a large forest complex located in Masovian Voivodeship, west of Warsaw in Poland. Among the distinctive features of the area is a combination of sandy dunes and marshes, with dense pine and spruce forest.
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  • Roztocze National Park

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    Roztocze National Park is a national park in Lublin Voivodeship. The water of the main river running through the park — the Wieprz — is of the second class of purity. Tourists have a choice of using five walking trails or a dedicated bicycle trail.
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  • Ornithological reserve "Kąty Rybackie"

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    Nature Reserve "Kąty Rybackie" is a bird fauna nature reserve on the Vistula Spit. It's a nice place to observe birds and walk through beautiful forests.
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  • Wigry Lake

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    Wigry lake is situated in the forests of the Augustów Wilderness – trees grow on about 80% of its shoreline. There are 19 smaller and bigger islands on the lake. The lake and its adjacent area belong to the Wigry National Park. The lake is favored by canoeing and yachting enthusiasts.
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  • Lake Gopło

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    Gopło is a lake in north-central Poland, near the city of Gniezno. It gives its name to the protected area called Gopło Landscape Park. At the northern end of the lake stands the "Mice Tower" of Kruszwica.
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  • Jaskinia Raj

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    Paradise Cave (Jaskinia Raj) is a horizontal karstic limestone cave located to the south of Kielce. It is part of the "Red tourist trail Chęciny - Kielce" in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. Despite its small size it is regarded as one of Poland's most beautiful caves and attracts numerous visitors.
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  • Swietokrzyski National Park

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    Świętokrzyski National Park is famous for its trees, of which 674 are regarded as monuments of nature and as such are under protection. The Świętokrzyskie Mountains are the oldest in Poland. Apart from nature, there are several important architectural relics, most of which of sacral character.
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  • Drawa National Park

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    Drawa National Park is a part of the huge Drawsko Forest, which lies on the vast Drawsko Plain. The park is crossed by four attractive tourist trails, for both walking and kayaking. There are picturesque and deep valleys of rivers as well as numerous water channels, lakes and peat-bogs.
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  • Lake Rożnów

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    Lake Rożnow is an artificial lake, built in 1935–1941. The lake is surrounded by forested hills, and its picturesque location makes it a very popular tourist center. Lake Rożnow has a small island, called Malpia Wyspa.
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  • Kashubian Landscape Park

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    Kashubian Landscape Park is a Landscape Park in northern Poland. It represents the natural landscape and is named after the historic Kashubian culture that existed in this region. Within the Kashubian Landscape Park are 12 distinct nature reserves.
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  • Łebsko Lake

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    Łebsko Lake is a coastal lake in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland. It is the part of Słowiński National Park. The Łeba River flows through Łebsko Lake just before it reaches the Baltic Sea at the town of Łeba.
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  • Narew National Park

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    The Park's landscape is predominantly made up by many varieties of marshes, reed beds, and there are also meadows and forests. One of the Park's attractions is a private archaeological museum, owned by Władysław Litwinczuk.
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  • Drawsko Landscape Park

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    Drawsko Landscape Park is a protected area in north-western Poland. Within the Landscape Park are eight nature reserves.
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  • Przemkowski Park Krajobrazowy

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    Scenic Park of Przemkow is a protected area in western Poland. Arguably the oldest tree in Poland is located within the park borders in Piotrowice village. There are two Nature Paths within the borders of the park: Lasy okolic Przemkowa and Ponds of Przemkow.
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  • Opawskie Mountains Landscape Park

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    Opawskie Mountains Landscape Park is a protected area in the Opawskie Mountains in south-western Poland. There are four nature reserves within the Landscape Park.
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  • Słupca Lake

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    Słupca Lake is an artificial reservoir located in central–western Poland. From the south, the lake borders on Słupca Town Park, with the amphitheater, shooting range and two stadiums. Jogging, walks and cycling are among most popular activities along the shoreline for the locals.
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  • Ziołowy Zakątek

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    Ziołowy Zakątek is a farm complex with historic farmhouses from the mid-19th century where you can stay. Also the complex includes herb house, old wind mill, ecological herb garden and farm animals.
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  • Lawendowe pole

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    Lawendowe pole near Olsztyn is a lavender plantation with a museum, accommodation, and a shop.
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