In terms of tourism, the area around Słupsk is one of the most interesting regions in Poland. Both Słupsk – a seven-hundred-year-old town, and other fascinating sites, combined with the vicinity of the sea, make it an increasingly-common popular destination for tourists.
Słupsk lies a short distance from the sea, and the sit on which it was founded is a crossing of the Słupia with an ancient route going from west to east along the the Baltic Sea coast. The town, population one hundred thousand, nurtures its historic sites, and especially the local Castle of the Dukes. It also makes every effort to foster local culinary traditions, and to be a significant cultural hub. It hosts music and theatre festivals and artistes’ meetings, and it has its own fair and sporting events. Having at its disposal the largest collection of Witkacy’s work in the world, the oldest operating lift in Europe, and a leaning tower, the Capital of the Słupsk Land has a good reason to advertise itself with the slogan, “Słupsk – more than you think”.
The Capital is matched by the entire region. Its greatest attractions (besides the beautiful Baltic beaches) are the shifting sands near Łeba, called “the Pomeranian desert” and the Checkered-House Land – the area of characteristic rural architecture connected with the Slovincian culture, once inhabiting this place. No less great are the water courses and hydrotechnical monuments of the Słupsk Land. Cutting through stunning landscapes and areas of protected nature, the canoe trails deliver not only experience of invigorating contact with nature, but also to learning about many interesting solutions used in water management and ways to obtain renewable energy from the force of the flowing river waters.
The Słupsk land is a place of diversity, as well as activities, culture, and water tourism. Its untouched nature and well-preserved historic buildings, great beaches and wonderful local cuisine make it the dream holiday destination .
The Słowiński National Park
In the area of 18.000 hectares of the Park we find not only the Baltic Sea Sahara or the unique examples of coastal nature, but also interesting places related to the far-back history of these areas. There are several trails with different difficulty and character, with a total length of nearly 150 kilometres.
BLACK CONNECTING TRAILS
Smołdziński Forest – Czołpino 3km
Smołdzino – Slowinski National Park 6km
Gardna Wielka – Slowinski National Park 5, 4km
The Main hiking trails run parallel to the sea shore, crossing along the entire Slowinski National Park. Black Trails fulfil the role of liaison routes. They allow tourists who use the accommodation, located in the Park, to reach the main gateways of the entrance Slowinski National Park, their course also provides a connection between the North and South Routes, which greatly enhances and promotes In the area Slowinski National Park.
Słowiński Park Krajobrazowy, fot. Adam Demczak
Rowy - Dołgie Małe - Rowy 17 km
It starts in the village of Rowy through the forest complexes SPN (Slowinski National Park), to the Eastern end of the smallest SPN reservoir - the Dołgie Małe lake (an observation platform, the area covered by strict protection due to the occurrence of vegetation).
Further on, among forested dunes the trail, reaches the sea, and then, parallel to the sea shore, it returns to Rowy. From the beach, it is the easiest way to observe the diversity of the dune ridge, subject to the activity of natural elements: sea waves and wind. Contemporary processes also reveal the history of vegetation on the Gardna Spit. Peat decks and numerous oak trunks exposed on the beach are the remains of the forests that prevailed here thousands of years ago.
Łeba - Sand dunes - Łeba 17 km
The trail starts in the seaside town of Łeba. It runs along the shore of the beach, touching the entrance to the Łącka Dune with the red trail markings. The route leads through the picturesque landscape of the Łebska Spit. A part of the route runs through the dune fields, allowing the observation of the diversified dune forms from the initial beach at the back of the beach to active dune. In the area, there is the best preserved, along our coast coastal vegetation at various stages of development, flora and alder growing along the northern shore of Lake Łebsko. In Rąbka, there is the Nature Museum of the Słowiński National Park and the headquarters of the Protective Circuit as well as the historical exhibition in the building of the former V-2 missile launcher, erected by the Nazi army during World War II.
SPN zaskakuje różnorodnością, fot. Pomorskie.Travel
THE NORTHERN RED ROUTE
It Leads through the Park area from the village of Łeba to the village of Rowy. Due to the difficult terrain, the distance to overcome and the lack of the accommodation along the way and gastronomic base it is a challenge for the most persistent tourists. On the route, there is a Natural Museum SPN (Slowinski National Park). Rąbka, a viewing point on Łebsko Lake, a V-2 rocket launcher.
Almost the entire route leads through the protection area of the strict "SPIT" by the most active of the moving dunes in the Park- Łącka Dune and the Czołpińska Dune. Their peaks are natural vantage points, from which you can admire the magnificent landscape of the Park. Next, the trail runs through the village of Czołpino, leading to two picturesque lakes of the pinewood of the Dolgie Wielkie and Dolgie Małe and along the northern shore of Lake Gardno to the village of Rowy.
THE SOUTHERN YELLOW ROUTE
Łeba Żnowska – Gać – Izbica – Kluki – Smołdzino along The Hill of the Rowokół - Gardna Wielka 39km
The route starts in Łeba and leads through the village of Żarnowska, Gać, Izbica, Kluki, surrounding the Łebsko Lake from the southern side. A trail with high natural, landscape and cultural values. It leads through natural complexes of pine forest, alder and birch forests as well as artificially led spruce stands on a peat substrate. Along the trail, protected by over 150 year old pine trees, marsh forest on the bog, and nesting place of numerous species of water birds.
Pomeranian Way of Saint Jackob
Trail of Saint Jacob has recently gained importance (it was added to the list of UNESCO cultural heritage in 1987) due to the desire of Europeans to return to European cultural roots. The main point is to encourage people to explore different countries and regions more slowly, and to taste the diversity of these and understand their specificity. This corresponds to ancient customs, when people spent hundreds of days on the road to Santiago de Compostella and at the same time they were in contact with cultural diversity, new ideas and development trends. The trail of Saint. Jackob also once existed in the South Baltic region, reaching from Konigsberg through Gdańsk and Szczecin to Rostock and further west.
• How the rout goes - see more
• The part of : Smołdzino-Trzebiatów - see more
Attractions in the vicinity of the Słowiński National Park:
• Smołdzino: the church of Princess Anna, electricity from Łupawa
• Gardna Wielka: church, devil stone, kitesurfers
• A detour: a half-timbered church, a palace, a forgotten railway
• Rowy: beach, neo-Roman church, port
• Łeba: beach in Łeba, port, marina, Łeba attractions
• Amusement parks in Łeba: dinosaurs, seals, mazes
• Stilo Lighthouse
• Ustka: lighthouse, promenade, Ustka mermaid
• Ustka Stronghold - Interactive Bunker of Ustka History
• Museum of Folk Culture of Pomerania in Swołowo
• Słupsk: the Gryffits, Witkacy
The largest exhibition of Witkacy's works is in ... Slupsk!
How does a lighthouse work? "We are here so that this lantern never goes out"
The Słowiński National Park
The Checkered-House Land
Miastko Charming, Colorful, Active
Słupsk, Ustka, Łeba i okolice dla dzieci
The Papal Canoe Trail
Dawny świat w bursztynie zaklęty
The Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes
Fortyfikacje w Ustce
The beaches of Ustka
Słynny pięściarz mieszkał na Ziemi Miasteckiej
Swołowo wyróżnione w konkursie Komisji Europejskiej. „Unikalny obszar kulturowy Pomorza”
The hydroelectric power plants on the Słupia and the Łupawa