of Suwałki Region
is no need to convince anybody of the beauty of Suwałki Region.
It is ranked high as an area of picturesque landscape, valuable
nature resources and rich history of Poles, Lithuanians, very
few Jews, Russians and German settlers who have been inhabiting
Suwałki Region for a few centuries.
Suwałki Region is one of the few most beautiful corners of Poland
where nature has gathered a lot of various features of the land
and created rich plant cover. The geological picture of this
region was formed by the Scandinavian glacier which moved four
times through the Polish land. The last Baltic glaciation had
the biggest influence on the formation of Suwałki-Augustów Lakeland.
Continental glacier descended from this area 10 000-12 000 years
ago, leaving young and thus distinct lie of the land, whose
configuration is made of plateaus, morainic hills, edges of
vast valleys, rich hydrological network with deep river beds
and basins of lakes of various shapes. The modern picture of
Suwałki Region is created by natural areas similar to primitive
Augustów Primeval Forest or lakes and river valleys surrounded
by forests. On the other hand, its integral part is the cultural
landscape shaped by man, where among the forests and meadows
hide villages, old little towns and three bigger ones: Suwałki,
Augustów and Sejny. All these towns are joined by a network
of gravel and asphalt roads, which make it easier to get to
any part of this interesting region, be it on foot, by bike
or by car. Suwałki Region, so attractive in every season of
the year, invites you to come here!
of Suwałki Region
Region is worth a visit both for its sightseeing advantages and
the beauty of its landscape. Thanks to its post-glacial forms of
terrain sculpture, with plateaus, hills, valleys, ravines, river
beds and lake basins, the scenery is varied, partly almost piedmont
(Suwałki Region) and in the southern part - low and forested. Beneath,
we present the most interesting sightseeing sections of roads crossing
Suwałki-Augustów Lakeland and vantage coigns.
roads of Suwałki Region
Suwałki - Jeleniewo - Gulbieniszki - Rutka Tartak - Wiżajny (35
km): an extremely scenic road through Jeleniewo Gate, near Cisowa
Mountain in Gulbieniszki, along the Szeszupa valley, through the
Rowelska valley, Rowelska Mountain hummock (views of the Sudawskie
2. Jeleniewo - Szurpiły - Turtul - Błaskowizna (13 km): views of
the basin of Szurpiły lakes, Rutka Reserve of Boulders, the Czarna
Hańcza valley and Lake Hańcza in Błaskowizna.
3. Jeleniewo - Sidory - Smolniki - Wiżajny (22 km): the Szeszupa
valley landscape, Kleszczowiecke lakes, the area of Wiżajny.
4. Jeleniewo - Wołownia - Becejły - Szypliszki (20 km): the Szelmentka
valley with Lakes Szelment Wielki and Mały as well as Lake Iłgiel
5. Filipów - Bakałarzewo (8 km): a gravel road in good condition
with a view of Lake Garba¶ basin and the Rospuda water gap.
6. Augustów - Studzieniczna - Sucha Rzeczka - Płaska - Mikaszówka
- Rygol (31 km): a picturesque driving route, crossing Augustów
Primeval Forest along the Augustów Canal. On the route there are
very beautiful lakes, sluices on the Augustów Canal, wooden churches
in Mikaszówka and Studzieniczna.
7. Wiżajny - Żytkiejmy - Bł±kały - Dubeninki - Gołdap (40 km): an
attractive road running across Mazury Garbate along Romincka Primeval
Forest. From Bł±kały - about 2 km to the famous viaducts in Stańczyki.
Gawrychruda (the height on Lake Okr±głe) - view on the southern
part of Lake Wigry; Krusznik (the height on Lake Mulaczysko)
- landscape of the middle part of Lake Wigry; Stary Folwark
(the tower by the road to Leszczewo) - a beautiful view of the northern
part of Lake Wigry; Leszczewo (the hill on Lake Pierty) -
a view of Lake Pierty and the Wiatrołuża valley; Nowa Wie¶
(towards the Wiatrołuża valley, near the red trail) - landscape
of the Maniówka and the Wiatrołuża valleys.
Smolniki (at the entrance to the village) - the view of Kleszczowiecke
lakes (Purwin, Kojle, Perty), a forest hummock of Tabaczyzna and
Cisowa Mountain; Przełomka (in the area of Leszczynowa Mountain)
- view of the southern part of Lake Hańcza and its vicinity. Moreover,
there is a look-on tower in the village of Kamionka (near Wiżajny),
from which there is a view of Rowelska Valley, Rutka-Tartak and
the Szeszupa valley; vantage platform on Jesionowa Mountain
onlooking the area of Lakes Szelment Wielki and Mały.
Zamkowa Mountain in Rajgród (a view of Lake Rajgrodzkie); the shore
of Lake Necko in Augustów (a view of Lakes Necko and Rospuda); the
Bystry Canal outlet (a view of Lake Sajno); the bridge on the outlet
of the Sucha Rzeczka (a view of Lake Serwy); the sluice on the Augustów
Canal in Paniewo (a view of Lake Krzywe); Lisi Ogon peninsula behind
Lipowiec district in Augustów (a view of Lake Białe); the campsite
(a rollway) in Przewię· (a view of Lake Białe).
REGION: Behind the village of Remieńkiń (vantage Różańcowa Mountain);
Kukle and Posejnele villages (views of Lake Pomorze); a road along
Radziucie village (Lake Gaładu¶ landscape); Piłokalnia hill near
Klejwy (a view of Lakes Szejpiszki and Klejwy); near Jegliniec village
(vantage hill Stare Zamczysko).
REGION: The road across Matłak and Garba¶ villages (a view of
Lake Garba¶); the on-lake road from Supienia to Wólka (Lakes Wysokie
and Rospuda landscape); Bachanowo, behind the former school (view
of Lake Hańcza); the scarp by the mill in Turtul (a view of the
Czarna Hańcza valley); Smolniki, the hill on Wilczy Jar (a view
of Lake Jaczno); Zamkowa Mountain near Targowisko village (a view
of Szurpilskie lakes); Cisowa Mountain near Gulbieniszki (a view
of a big part of -Suwałki Landscape Park); Jesionowa Mountain in
Leszczewo (a view of Lakes Szelment Wielki and Mały); the hummock
Zamczysko in Osinki (the Kamionka valley landscape); a campsite
Jastrzęby (a view of the middle part of Lake Wigry); the Łyse Mountains
by Wygorzel bay (Wigry landscape); the terrace of the church in
Wigry (a view of the northern part of Lake Wigry and Stary Folwark);
the beach of the Polish Tourist and Sight-seeing Association in
Stary Folwark (a view of the Wigry monastery).