Masuria and the Masurian Lake District are known in Polish as Kraina Tysiąca Jezior and in German as Land der Tausend Seen, meaning "land of a thousand lakes." These lakes were ground out of the land by glaciers during the Pleistocene ice age around 14,000 - 15,000 years ago, when ice covered northeastern Europe.
From that period originates the horn of a reindeer found in the vicinity of Giżycko.96 By 10,000 BC this ice started to melt.
More than in other parts of northern Poland, such as from Pomerania (from the River Oder to the River Vistula), this continuous stretch of lakes is popular among tourists.The terrain is rather hilly, with connecting lakes, rivers and streams.
Forests account for about 30% of the area.9798 The northern part of Masuria is covered mostly by the broadleaved forest, while the southern part is dominated by pine and mixed forestsŹródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masuria#Landscape
In this area because we have a lot to choose from various hiking trails, both pedestrians and bicycle or even canoe.
Prepared trails here are very diverse and different distances and levels of difficulty trails cause that every tourist will find here an appropriate proposal for yourself.The Biebrza National Park, we can see not only the unique marshes, but also to meet many not found in any other region in the country specimens for both flora and fauna.
The area itself particularly pleased marsh birds.