Masuria is a popular tourist destination in summer season. Located in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Stare Jablonki is a small, yet very famous holiday resort. Masuria attracts visitors by its beautiful greenery, rare plant and animal species, clean air and crystal clear lakes. Ostroda county is also famous for its numerous monuments, for instance gothic castles. The region’s accommodation offer is diversified. There are many luxury hotels, lots of guest houses and hundreds of camping fields. Everyone will find something for themselves.
Stare Jablonki is an ideal place for those who are tired of city buzz and noice. There are many nature reserves and scenic parks in the village’s neighbourhood. The most interesting are: Beavers’ Refuge on the Pasleka River Reserve (Polish: Rezerwat Ostoja Bobrów na Rzece Pasłęce), Taborskie Pines Reserve (Polish: Rezerwat Sosny Taborskie) and Drweca River Reserve (Rezerwat Rzeki Drwęcy). Moreover, in Stare Jablonki you may find as many as 38 nature monuments. These are mostly trees: oaks, pines, lime trees and numerous archaeological monuments. Forests in Stare Jablonki are full of surprises and mysteries; for example, you may stumble on bunkers here.
Ilawa Lakeland, due to a great number of reservoirs, is a perfect holiday destination for water sport enthusiasts and keen anglers. The region is also famous for the Ostroda-Elblag Channel, which begins on Szelag Maly Lake. Equally interesting is a tunnel that connects this lake with Szelag Duzy Lake. Tourists may therefore choose between active and passive way of spending their free time.
A great alternative of spending spare time may be cyclical events, particularly organised in summer time. Most popular are usually water sports events, like: Festival of Fish, Fishing Rod and Music Sielawa Blues and World Cup of Men’s Beach Volleyball Mazury Open. You may as well visit Ostroda, which is one of the largest Masurian towns, and take part in its festivals. The town organises Ostroda Reggae Festival, Ostroda Summer Hot Days and Sea Days among others. Moreover, you may relax yourself in Ostroda’s Aquapark and have fun at Dario Bowling.
Ostroda county offers a lot more tourist attractions. Worth visiting are: Grunwald Battlefields, Marian Shrine in Gietrzwald from the 16th century (15 km from Stare Jablonki), Swieta Lipka with its church, cloister and monastery (100 km from Stare Jablonki), gothic castle in Lidzbark Warminski (78 km from Stare Jablonki) and the mediaeval castle in Olsztyn. While taking a break in your sightseeing tour of Masuria, you should lead to Gietrzwald-based Karczma Warminska, which is famous for its delicious regional cuisine.
Stare Jablonki is a village in the northern Poland, in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, situated 11 km from Ostroda and 30 km from Olsztyn. It is a small resort with the population of just 700 people. However, in the summer season Stare Jablonki becomes vibrant with life. Specific microclimate and many crystal clear lakes in the neighbourhood attract lots of tourists every year.
The history of Stare Jablonki is relatively new, for the settlement was first mentioned only in 1584. Its inhabitants were mostly farmers and fishers.
It took a long time for the village to become a popular and significant tourist resort. Before World War II, Stare Jablonki, due to its large forests, was a place where Germans took wood from. At that time the majority of village’s inhabitants made their living out of cutting pine trees.
Unfortunately, war did not spare this region. In 1945 120 prisoners of Dzialdowo concentration camp were shot in Stare Jablonki. These days, the village dwellers earn their money out of tourism. There are more and more guest houses and hotels and the village itself is becoming increasingly popular especially with those who value silence and like to rest in a harmony with nature.