The Elk Lakeland is a separate part of the eastern Masuria Lakeland, the most popular region among people who dream about holidays close to the water and away from the crowds of sailors who usually choose central Masuria. In comparison to the Great Masurian Lakes, this region is more remote and calm. Though the lakes of the Elk area are smaller, there are many of them and they combine good recreational conditions (angling, picking mushrooms, cycling, and canoeing) with typical country charm.
North of Elk, towards the Polish-Russian border, is the Borecka Forest, which forms the northern part of the Elk Lakeland. This wild wood has many postglacial hills and peat lands, with several natural reserves, is home to many animals including the European bison, making the area an interesting destination for hikers and lovers of nature.
HOW TO GET THERE
The biggest urban area of the region is the town of Elk, which is situated in the eastern part of Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, some 140 km from Olsztyn and about 220 from Warsaw. On the eastern side, the region borders with Suwalki and the Augustow area. Although it is easiest to get there by car, Elk has also railway connections with Warsaw, Gdansk, and Bialystok. Local towns and villages are accessible by train (Wydyminy, Rajgrod) or by bus (Olecko, Ogrodek, Rajgrod)
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane