Lubusz Nordic Walking Trails – Drawsko Forest – The land of lakes and rivers –Drezdenko Municipality Trails

1. The World Culture Trail BLUE TRAIL

Route: Municipal Forest – The World Culture Park in Drezdenko
Route type: scenic
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 1h (4 km.)
Attractions: The World Cultures Park is an attraction of this trail.

One of the most famous historic buildings in Drezdenko is the timbered arsenal which remained after the fortress built in the 17th century. After its liquidation in 1763 it was turned into a granary. In 1985, the Museum of the Drawsko and Notecka Forest named after its founder and first director – Franciszek Graś.

Culture Park
Located on the Stara Noteć River, a 3.5 ha park in the center of Drezdenko, which since May 1, 2012 is called the World Culture Park. In the upper part of the park you can sit on benches by the fountain or take a walk among the replicas of famous buildings from six continents: the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Sphinx of Giza, the Statue of Liberty or the Sydney Opera House. The miniatures are made of limestone.


2. Wild Drawa GREEN TRAIL

Route: Przeborowo – a loop along the Drawa River – Smolarz Forest District – end of the route Przeborowo
Route type: scenic
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 2h (7 km)
Attractions: The route goes along the picturesque landscapes of Drawa River. The remains of church in Przeborowo are also worth visiting.

The name Drawa probably comes from its wild character. Hence in sources of its various names (Draga, Drage, Drave, Traga, Trawa, Dragefluss). The river has a length of 199 km. Its springs near Połczyn Zdrój are at the height of about 150 m above sea level and at the mouth to the Noteć 28 m above sea level.

The history of the first church in Przeborowo is connected with the foundation of the village settlement in 1598. According to historical data it was a wooden church built in 1600. The church functioned until 1956. The altar, a beautiful triptych on the pattern of the one in St. Mary’s Church, was taken to Zielona Góra in 1969.


3. Mushroom Trail GREEN TRAIL

Route: Radowo Forestry parking lot – a loop among forests – Radowo Forestry
Route type: scenic and nature
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 2h (9 km)
Attractions: The Forest Nature and Education Centre where you can learn interesting things about the forest.

Smolarz Forest District
The forest district which was established in 1872 is called Smolarz. The name comes from the tar kilns which operated in this area in the old days. At the Forest District there is a Forest Nature and Education Centre, which was established in 2005. Along the paths, bushes, trees, plants, and everything described on the boards standing by the path. A small pond and an island in the middle, with a small wooden bridge leading to it.

The "Koloseum" Pension located in Radów offers accommodation for several people. Rooms with kitchen, living room with fireplace, home garden with barbecue area. Guests will enjoy a sauna, a therapeutic massage room and for tennis enthusiasts a tennis court with an artificial surface.


4. Drezdeneckie Hills RED TRAIL

Route: Radowo Forest District parking lot – a loop around the marshes – Smolarz Forest District
Route type: scenic and nature
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 2h (7 km)
Attractions: The route runs through unique natural areas. Rare and beautiful plants grow along the trail. You can read about them on the information boards.

Lubówko Reserve
Łubówko reserve covers the area of 77.50 ha, of which the forest area covers 62.12 ha and Łubówko Lake – 15.38 ha. It is one of the cleanest lakes in Lubusz Voivodeship. The lake’s mirror is turquoise, as in the past limestone was extracted here.

Among the plants found in the reserve, four species are under strict protection: snowdrop, European snowdrop, broad-leaved orchid, and snowdrop. On the western side of the lake there is a stopping place with information and educational boards and equipment.


5. Relaxation Trail BLACK TRAIL

Route: Parking lot with a view tower in Zagórze – loop around Łubowo Lake – Zagórze parking lot
Route type: scenic
Difficulty level: medium
Walking time: 3h (12 km)
Attractions: extraordinary landscapes of a former resort located among lakes surrounded by forests, which can also be admired from a viewing tower.

Before the war Zagórze Lubiewskie as Langs Teerofen was advertised as Perle Neumark, that is the pearl of Nowa Marchia. The German name (Teerofen – tar furnace) reveals that tar was once produced here and the name of the forest district Smolarz refers to this fact. There was a sanatorium "Paradiesgarten" (Garden of Eden) with 25 rooms.

Established in 1734 by Dutch Mennonites who came from Żuławy. Originally it was called Dragebruch (Drawa marshes). The place is connected with the system of fortifications commonly known as "Wał Pomorski.” Lakes Łubowo and Kosin had their place in this system. On the latter there are ruins of bunkers.


6. Emerald Trail RED TRAIL

Route: Parking lot at Smolarz Forest District in Radów – around Łubówko Lake – parking lot in Radów
Route type: scenic
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 1h (3 km)
Attractions: The atmosphere of beech forest, not very common in Poland, attracts many tourists. These forests have their own peculiarities worth seeing.

Beech forests
Beech forests, especially the monumental beech old-growth forests, are probably the most beautiful of all Polish lowland forests. The interior of this forest was often compared to a temple. It is limited in its occurrence to the range of the Atlantic climate. There are no beech forests in central and eastern Poland.

Types of beech forests
Ecologists distinguish several types of beech forests. The most common are the so-called acidic lowland beech forests with usually poor undergrowth. Much more rare are fertile beech forests with lush undergrowth. A peculiar type of forest is the wet mountain beech. Its undergrowth is dominated by moist and shadowy perennial sorrel; several forest orchid species are also characteristic.


7. Bird Trail RED TRAIL

Route: "Za Lasem" centre in Gościm – along Solecko Lake – Karwin Forest District
Route type: scenic and nature
Degree of difficulty:
Walking time: 2h (6.5 km)
Attractions: Wandering among the hills covered with picturesque forests, with marshes and clear lakes covered with protected plant species, you can enjoy the sight of many protected bird species.

Lubiatowskie wilderness
This reserve consists of vast sand fields covered by forests, with Lubiatówko Lake. The terrain configuration is very varied and the difference in height reaches 22 m. Rich flora includes 230 species, including 32 species of lichens, 16 species of bryophytes and 182 species of organophytes belonging to 55 families.

The object of protection is a peninsula on the isthmus between the lakes Solecko and Lubiatówko with a fragment of a pine forest up to 180 years old with admixture of beech, birch and alder. At present many water birds nest on the peninsula, including swans, cormorants and birds of prey: black kite and common buzzard.


8. Water Trail GREEN TRAIL

Route: "Lubiatka" Inn in Lubiatowo – along the lakes Źródlane, Płytkie, Lubowo – Rąpin
Route type: scenic
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 2h ( 7 km)
Attractions: Interesting beech wood growing on post-glacial dunes with watercourses, streams and marshes.

The Notec Forest of the Karwin Forest District
The tree stand is dominated by compact pine forests growing on poor, sandy dunes. On more fertile sites mixed forests with multi-species stands can be found. Between the dunes there are numerous mid-forest meadows and peat bogs. There are also aged oaks, beeches and springs with interesting vegetation. The lakes constitute a bird sanctuary, including rare and protected species.

Lubiatka Inn
In the village Lubiatów there is Lubiatka Inn. It offers accommodation of a high standard in a year-round house, as well as in rooms where accommodation is affordable.

The colony was founded in 1747 and was called Eschbruch (ash mud). In Rąpin there is an Evangelic church, which was built in 1898-1903 on the place of an old one. By the church there is an oak commemorating Kaiser Wilhelm I on his 100th birthday. Currently, it is a monumental oak with circumference of 370 cm.


The public task is co-financed from the funds received from the Marshal's Office of the Lubuskie Voivodeship