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Take some time to get bored, because the area is so interesting that your vacation plan may not leave many gaps for rest. We are located in the middle of the Biebrza marshes and the Biebrza National Park in the central Biebrza basin, 350 meters from the river bed, which in spring, during floods, approaches our plot. Beavers have their lodges here, so we left part of the plot in the wild, we entered their area and we do not want to push our elbows out. The house has a panoramic character and from large windows, depending on the season, you can follow the Biebrza backwaters, the flights of hundreds of geese and cranes, beaver feeding grounds, falcon hunting, fox hunting in the snow, moose walk, billy goat dinner and many other wonders of nature.
If you want to look at the world from above, in Goniądz, just behind the bridge, there is an observation tower with a beautiful landscape of meadows and pastures flooded by the Biebrza waters in spring. On the site of the former restaurant, there is also an observation deck with an equally beautiful view of the Biebrza Valley. Watch out for these areas in summer - there are lots of insects and mosquitoes here.
In Goniądz, on the beach, you can spread a towel and swim in the river. Those who prefer to swing an oar will definitely be tempted by a kayak trip. Biebrza is an exceptionally calm river, perfect for family trips, spontaneous jumps from a kayak into the water, walking pace and admiring nature. In summer, the river is quite shallow and its current is very gentle. You can start the trip in the village of Wroceń, from where the route towards Goniądz should take about 3 hours. You can also go further to the Osowiec Fortress, which is another 1-2 hours away.
If not by canoe, you can reach the Osowiec Fortress by bike, making a pit stop for lunch at Dwór Dobarz on the way. After all, you can get to know the area in various ways. Also take bikes, because the Biebrza National Park and Podlasie are flat as a pancake and green as spinach. Driving here is great. You can go to the Podlaski Stork Trail, Tsar's Trail or the Green Velo trail, i.e. well-adapted routes that from time to time have stops in the form of shelters, observation towers, monuments, local restaurants and old huts.
If you are planning a vacation on the Biebrza River, consider the beginning of July, because that is when the great Rock na Bagnie festival takes place in Goniądz. It has been organized since 2013. and attracts rock bands from Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, real stars and fans of this music genre from all over Poland. It is a festival whose atmosphere resembles good old rock festivals from the 80's, such as Jarocin or Róbrege.
This is a must see:
- 6 km from the Barn, the Tsar's Droga (Elk Road) begins, in other words, the elk road along which the Biebrza National Park runs, and in winter it is a perfect place to observe moose. It is a 35 km long road running through the Biebrza marshes. The main points on the elk road are Długa Luka, Bagno Ławki, Grobla Honczarowska, the Barwik trail and the village of Strękowa Góra.
- The Red Marsh Reserve is a natural refuge for elk and rare birds such as the crane, black grouse or white-backed woodpecker. Several well-marked hiking trails lead here, there is also an educational trail that ends with a viewing platform.
- Visit Tykocin full of history, its Castle, the Great Synagogue, which is now a branch of the Podlasie Museum in Białystok, the Small Synagogue - the Talmudic House, the Tykocin market square with beautiful buildings and a monument to Stefan Czarniecki.
- It is also worth wandering around the nearby towns and villages. You must visit Jagłowo, a village on the banks of the Biebrza river, where all the houses face the river and you can see windmills (in Kamienna Stara, Suchowola, Nowy Dwór and Zabiel) and water mills (in Goniadz and Karwów).