Wigry National Park is situated in Mazury lake district about 122 km from Białystok (about 2 h drive). Wigry National Park is one of the biggest national parks in Poland. It was established in 1989 and its area is 14 988 hectares. It mainly consists of coniferous forests with pines and firs and water lands. The main aim of the park creation was protection of beavers which are now the symbol of the park. Currently, the park has 42 lakes, among which the best well known and the biggest one is Wigry. The main river is Czarna Hańcza which along with Wigry lake is one of the most popular kayak routs in the country. In the park there are 32 species of fish, 12 amphibians, 5 reptiles, 205 birds and 46 mammals. For tourists there are 190 km of walking and riding trails and appointed tourist friendly rivers and lakes excellent for water sports and even fishing. Tourists also often visit Wigry Museum. Wigry National Park is an excellent place for summer vacations.