Wolin National Park

Wolin National Park is one of the 23 national parks of Poland, located in the western part of the island of Wolin between the Pomeranian Bay and the Szczecine Lagoon. The park is located in the north-west of Poland in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The area of the park is 10937 hectares, the headquarters is located in the city of Międzyzdroje. Volinsky National Park was established in 1960 and became the first marine park with moraine relief. The symbol of the park is a white-tailed eagle, live specimens can be seen on the bison farm located in the park. The dominant landscape consists of a group of morainic hills bordering the sea and the lagoon. The highest rock reaches a height of 95 m. On the territory of the national park there is a lake district with reservoirs formed due to the melting of the glacier: Zatorek, Varnovo, Chaiche and others. Also in the park there are artificial lakes: Turquoise, Gardno and Old Credovian. On the island of Volin there are more than 1300 species of vascular plants, including many rare and protected species. Sea buckthorn, hodgepodge, honeysuckle, green algae. More than half of the park is covered with forests of beech, pine and oak. The fauna of the island is very diverse, rare species are richly represented here. There are more than 230 species of birds in the park, some of which have a food base during the spring and autumn migrations. The waters of the Pomeranian Bay are the habitat of many species of fish and rare marine mammals – gray seals and porpoises. For tourists in the park there are various trails leading to the bison farm, the lighthouse, the Turquoise Lake and the preserved German military bunker.