Reda is an ideal destination for summer vacations. This peaceful town, together with Rumia and Wejherowo, is a part of the Small Kashubian Tricity. Situated among hills and forests, in the Reda and Leba river valleys, it has wonderful tourist values, perfect for everyone who wishes to rest and relax far from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
More than a half of Reda’s area is forests. In the north-west the town is covered with pines, spruces, hornbeems, beeches, larches, birches and maples. In the east there are peat meadows.
A great attraction of the town, especially for keen anglers, is the Reda river. Due to its cleanness, it is home to many species of fish, including trout, brown trout and grayling.
Although Reda has no monuments, it can boast of many interesting places. While in here you ought to visit the Public Library and take a look at wooden sculptures and paintings of local artists as well as climb the scenic spot in Jara Street and admire the town’s panorama from as high as 70 metres. There is also an avenue of old limes, the natural monuments, in Reda.
Reda is a town in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, in Wejherowo County. In is one of the three towns of the Small Kashubian Tricity and a part of Gdansk agglomeration. There are significant road and railway routes crossing in Reda.
The town has the population of approximately 22000.
The first records about these terrains are from the mid 14th century, but Reda itself was for the first time mentioned in documents from 1500. In 1768 the owner of Reda’s ironworks, Ernest Konopacki, got the permission to build a brass factory here. At that time the village was populated by 74 people. In 1772, as a result of the first partition of Poland, Reda was joined to Prussia and remained within its borders for as long as 150 years. A more significant development of Reda took place only after roads from Gdansk to Lebork and Puck had been built.
On February 10, 1920 Polish troops came to Reda and the neighbouring towns. With the troops stepping in, the town’s administration was passed on Poles. In July 1921 there were mass strikes and demonstrations in Wejherowo, Puck, Gdynia, Zagorze and Reda. Other strikes took place in 1923 and 1924. Their organiser was Zjednoczenie Zawodowe Polskie (English: Polish Labour Association). The situation improved with the expansion of the neighbouring city of Gdynia. At that time also Reda expanded.
On September 9, 1939 Reda was taken by Germans and the occupation of Poland began. Many Reda’s inhabitants were killed, other lost their properties.