Lakes Poznan - Nature and Sport in Poznan
It’s Poland’s northeast Mazury region that is best known for its lakes, but Poznan doesn’t stray far behind with its dense network of lakes and rivers not too far away from the city’s limits. Poznan offers some pretty large natural lakes and numerous posts along with glacial hollows filled with water and some 150 man-made reservoirs with added recreational areas, which include Malta and Rusalka – two of the biggest in the area.
Kierskie Lake is the largest natural lake in the area with deciduous woods on the eastern shore of the lake area and hiking trails that cross the west greenery wedge that leads all the way to Solacki Park.
Malta Lake is an artificial lake that was created in 1952 and is a well-known regatta course with a sports and recreational complex built on its shore in the early nineties. Rusalka lake is another notable one in the area, with the Polish Anglers Association allowing public access to the lake during the day time (night time angling and spinner fishing is forbidden). During the summer months, most lakes can see crowds form and sun lovers bathe, as the lake region is considered one of the most popular summer destinations outside the Poznan area.