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  • Biabiogórski National Park

    Lesser Poland Mountains
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    Babiogórski National Park is visited by around 100,000 tourists a year. As one of  first areas in the world it got the status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has been included in the Natura 2000 network. The park is a home to over 120 species of birds and deer, roe deer, foxes, hares, wild boars and lynxes, badgers, otters, wolves and brown bears. Numerous hiking (53km), cycling, horse riding (2km) and skiing (6km) routes run through the park. 

    www.bgpn.pl

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  • Białowieza National Park

    Podlaskie Plains
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    Bialowieza National Park is the oldest national park in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. As the only Polish natural site was named by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is also the most important - the central zone of Bialowieza Biosphere Reserve. The symbol of the Park is bison - the largest land mammal in Europe. Currently, there are approximately 430 European bisons living in the Parl. There are also around 11.000 species of animals and 200 species of birds. Many of them live in  few other areas outside the Forest. The Park has designated  hiking, cycling, horse riding trails. There is also a hotel complex and it is the ideal base for hiking.

     

    http://www.bpn.com.pl/

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  • Biebrza National Park

    Podlaskie Plains
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    Biebrza National Park, situated in NE Poland along Biebrza River, is the largest national park in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. In 1995 it was admitted to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, as Waterfowl Habitat. It is also seen as a refuge for birds, according to the classification of BirdLife International. Protect bog Biebrza Valley and a small portion of the Hills Sokólskich a total area of ​​59,223 hectares. Biebrza Marshes are one of the most important refuge for wetland birds in Central Europe. Within the park are hiking (158km), cycling (65 km), horse (13km) and canoeing (223km) walking trails. Accommodation is available in guest rooms or at the campsite.

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  • Tuchola Forest National Park

    Pomeranian Sea
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    Tuchola Forest  is a small park, which is visited by about 60,000 tourists a year. It primarily consists of forested areaes and has the greatest concentration of inland dunes in Tuchola. The area was formed during the last glacial age and very characteristic element of the landscape are the post-glacial lakes (over 900 of them).  In the park there are numerous species of protected plants and animals. The most valuable representatives of fauna include: eagle, bald eagle, kingfisher, great crested newt, tree frog. In the Park there are marked bike routes with medium and high degree of difficulty, (about 280km),  and marked hiking routes about 47km in length.
     

     

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  • Drawa National Park

    West Pomeranian Sea
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    Drawa National Park is located in the north-western part of Poland. The park is dominated by forests and water systems, there are almost 150 species of trees and shrubs. In the Park and its vicinity were counted more than 160 species of birds. The most valuable are: black stork, merganser merganser, black kite and ore, bald eagle, osprey, eagle owl, boreal owl and grouse. Park residents are numerous beaver and otter populations, one can also find 13 species of bats. Tourists can enjoy marked hiking and biking trails (91km) a water route (41km) and horse riding paths (30km). The Park has designated areas for camping.

    http://www.dpn.pl/

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  • Gorce National Park

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    Located in South Poland, near Nowy Targ, Gorce National Park is covered (95%) with wild Carpathian forest. Of particular importance are  the clearings, where you can find many protected and rare plants and many interesting species of insects. Some of the sheperds' huts that still stand in the meadows are from the late XIX and early XX century and are considered landmarks. The animal world, represented by the wolf and lynx and large ungulates - deer and roe deer, and in the streams it's common to see an otter. In the forests of the Park nests more than 100 species of birds, including the rare and protected. Designated walking routes (66km), Horse (60km) and cycling (58km) routes rung through the Park. The accommodation facilities are located on the Park outskirts.

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  • Stołowe Mountains National Park

    Lower Silesian Mountains
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    Stołowe (Table)  Mountains are part of theSudetes arange and are located in sth west Poland near the border with the Czech Republic.  One of the oldest mountain ranges in Poland, their unique landscape is a result of erosion over hundred of thousands of years.  The mountains are flat and peppered with labyrinths, slots, fissures and rocks with unusual shapes. A very popular among tourists is a group of rocks resembling people and animals. There are: Hen, Giant's head, Camel. Amazing to see is also the Rock City and the Errand Rocks labirynth . Therea are trails for tourists around the Park and specially designated areas for climbers, as well as reasonable tourist facilities.
     
    Photo: Zbigniew Rękas, zbyrek@gmail.com
     
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  • Kampinoski National Park

    Masovian Plains
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    Kampinoski National Park is situated on the north-western outskirts of Warsaw,  and is annually visited by aound 1mln tourists.  The most unique elements of the Park are dunes and marshland areas. In 2000, the Park was declared by the UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, and in 2004 became part of the Natura 2000 network. Visitors to the park can enjoy 360km of marked hiking trails, 200km of cycling and specially prepared picnic clearings. In the Park you can tak advantage of many agritourism farms offering accommodation.

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