The capital of the Augustów county is Augustów. About 60,000 people live in the county, which covers around 1,660 km2. The most important advantages of this region include the varied post-glacial landscape (lakes, hills, valleys), extensive forests rich in unique species of animals and plants (Augustów Forest), quite low population density and extremely rich cultural heritage (including the Augustów Canal). This makes the Augustów county one of the regions most frequently visited by tourists in north-eastern Poland. Tourists are happy to come here both for the whole holiday, on vacation, and even weekends and not just the long ones. Many people come here only for a day or two during the weekend.
The tourist potential offered by the Augustów county consists of natural values and local infrastructure, and also allows for practicing various forms of tourism, especially those active. Bicycle, landscape, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing trips are just some of the attractions that this region offers us. Agritourism and ecotourism are still intensively developed, although they are already at a high level.
The tourist potential offered by the Augustów county, consisting of natural assets and local infrastructure, allows for various forms of tourism, especially active tourism. Bicycle, landscape, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing trips are just some of the attractions that Augustów district offers us. Agritourism and ecotourism are still intensively developed although they are already at a good level.
Picturesque Augustów county
There are 10 reserves, 55 lakes and the famous Augustów Canal in the Augustów county, which connects the Vistula and Nemunas river systems. Biebrzański and Wigry National Park are also partly within the county borders. Numerous lakes with well-developed coastlines, well-stocked bases for water equipment rentals, interesting tourist routes create extremely convenient conditions for relaxation in the bosom of nature.
The Augustów county as the most frequently visited poviat in the Podlasie Voivodship has the best-developed accommodation base – about 50 facilities, including hotels, guesthouses, lodgings, camping sites, camping sites, giving a total of about 7,000 beds for tourists coming on holiday.