Masuria – Wonder of NatureFrom the point of view of landscape beauty and of tourist attractiveness, the Great Masurian Lakes constitute one of the most interesting regions of Poland. Here nature shows us its richness at its best. Clean water and air invite anyone to spend each idle moment in this unspoiled natural environment. At the same time, it is the biggest complex of inland water lakes in Poland, which are interconnected by means of numerous canals and rivers. They create a unique water route, which stretches from Węgorzewo in the North to Pisz and Ruciane-Nida in the South. The District of Giżycko is the centre of this land. It has 110 lakes within its boundaries, including the best-known complex of lakes composed of Lake Niegocin and of Lake Kisajno. In summertime, they constitute an oasis for the lovers of all the forms of boating leisure. The “white fleet” cruises give a unique opportunity to discover the charms of the “swan route” or of the Island of Cormorants.
At the same time, this traditional water route is an interesting offer for lovers of kayaks who travel from Ryn to Giżycko along the historical route of the masters of the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, commonly called the Teutonic Order. It is worth setting course for Giżycko not only in summertime. Autumn is a wonderful period to go both fishing and mushrooming. Here it is not difficult to find a cep mushroom, a birch bolete mushroom, a porcini mushroom or a saffron milk cap. For may people the forest is most attractive and beautiful in early autumn, when it sparkles with all the colours of autumn and the rustle of the leaves under the shoes puts them in a state of marvellous relaxation. However, there is also a winter in the Great Masurian Lakes Land. The walk on the frozen surface of the lakes is an unforgettable experience for may people. The crystal clear winter air invites to come. It is the time of memorable of sledging cavalcades and of snowball fights, which end with bonfires, with picnics and with evenings by the fireplace.