The Tuchola Forest

The Tuchola Forest

the biggest and the most beautiful forest complex in Poland. An area with inimitable landscape, kingdom of lakes, rivers, majestic forests as well as habitat of many unique plant and animal species. The modern image of the Tuchola Forest was created over 10 thousand years ago, during the last glaciations which took place on the Polish grounds. The rivers carved picturesque valleys and stones in the river beds created breathtaking cascades.

However, the greatest value of this region determining its attractiveness are the forests. These are mainly pine forests, but also deciduous forests, often in the primeval form. Many species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects and fish live here. In 1996 a National Park of the Tuchola Forest was established on the territory of the forests. Forests, lakes, meadows and peat bogs are protected. The Park belongs to the network of areas falling under the highest form of nature protection in Poland.

The Park has been established to protect the landscape, which is unique in Europe and the only one of this kind in Poland. Rich flora and fauna, e.g. wild boars, deer, foxes, wolves, bats and many other animals may be met here. In order to protect the monuments of nature within the premises of the National Park of the Tuchola Forest landscape parks and nature reserves were established, which encompass both the passages of the primeval forest and single trees, stones, plants and forest animals. One of them is the Reserve of Yews, which encompasses the majority of yews in Europe, or the Stone Circles, which are the cemetery dating back to the 1st or 2nd century of the Common Era and a tangible proof that the Primitive Culture existed.

Vast forests and water courses crossing them are just one of many attractions of the Tuchola Forest. There are many tourist routes, educational paths, viewpoints as well as walking and cycling routes. It is the place where the best Polish mushrooms and berries come from. The Tuchola Forest is also a perfect place for the lovers of canoeing. Its canoeing routes belong to the most beautiful ones in the country. In the direct neighbourhood of the Tuchola Forest there is Koronowski Lake, which provides perfect conditions for sailors. There are also numerous tourist facilities and agritourism farms. We are lucky to be able to admire the charm of this fairytale landscape. Everyone should protect and respect this area. The nature invites you!