Western Masuria is part of the Masurian Lakeland. Besides these large lakes, our region comprises smaller lakes, all of which have been formed during the Pleistocene ice age. Morraine hills, plain valleys, ribbon lakes and small water basins are typical of the landscapes of Western Masuria. Due to its hilly nature, many rivers well up in this region (Drwęca, Łyna, Wel).
What is more, this area is well known for its superior concentration of woods. Among the countless hills of Western Masuria, there is one complex considered the biggest. Being part of a system of hills called Garb Lubawski, the Wzgórza Dylewskie (Dylewskie Hills) contain the highest venue of northeastern Poland (312 m ü.d.M.). Doubtlessly, the area’s flora and fauna is its strong point. These hills are hiding rare animals and plants, many of which usually live in the mountains (such as the moufflon). The Wzgórza Dylewskie Landscape Preserving Park
is a true treasure characterised by a powerful tourist potential. Currently, it already disposes of a ski lift and a luxurious SPA hotel. Thanks to these facilities, the area stays a place of interest all year long.
The natural assets of Western Masuria are represented by its lakes, its vast forests and its rivers. The region’s main rivers are: Drwęca, Wąska, Pasłęka, Wel, Iłga, Iławka und Grabiczek. Its biggest lakes are named: Drwęckie, Pauzeńskie, Szeląg Wielki, Narie, Dąbrowa Wielka, Ruda Woda, Bartężek, Marąg, Gil Wielki, Ilińsk, Sambród, Maróz, Mielno, Pluszne, Jeziorak, Rucewo Wielkie, Karaś, Ewingi and Gaudy.
Visitors will enjoy their stay thanks to numerous forests and the possibilities they are offering. Many forms of nature conservation are the proof of their significance (landscape preserving parks, such as Wzgórza Dylewskie, Elbląg Canal, Iława Lake District, Drwęca river, the woods around Tabórz, Wel river).