Located in the western part of the Warmian-Masurian Province, close to the Ilawa Lakeland, Morag is a small town surrounded by forests and lakes. A typical summer destination, Morag is popular among sailors, hikers and those who enjoy a real rest beside a great lake. Despite its attractions and natural beauty, Morag is not crowded and everyone can count on a peaceful holiday.
The Skiertag Lake is situated on the north-eastern side of Morag, while south of the town there are marshy areas and swamps with numerous smaller lakes and lots of waterfowl. The Narie Lake is located about 5 km east of the town, and both Skiertag and Narie have first class clean water and provide great opportunities to relax. They are surrounded by small villages which play the role of small summer resorts. Water equipment, such as kayaks, windsurfing boards and boats, is available on site. Close to Morag Lake is a reserve of cormorants, while near Milakowo there are opportunities to see a beaver’s dam.
Morag is situated about 40 km north of Olsztyn, near Ostroda, the main town of Ilawa Lakeland. The whole territory of the Warmian-Masurian Province is dotted with lakes. The area is highly differentiated as a result of past glaciation. About 10 km from Morag there is the E7 highway, making access to the town very easy.
Morag lies in the historical land of Paugudian, an area inhabited by a pagan tribe before it was colonised by the Teutonic Knights. At the end of the 13th century the Teutonic Order started the construction of a wooden fortress. In the 14th century the settlement received city rights and was known as Moring, Meringen, Maronis, Morung, Mohrungen and many other similar names. For two centuries, starting in 1466 it was annexed as feudal land by Poland before it reverted to Prussia and Brandenburg. ... ( more >>)