"Forest walks - Chojnow Forest" Mazowsze Off The Beaten Path Tip by evaanna
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The Chojnow Forest (Lasy Chojnowskie) near Piaseczno is a great place for walks, picnics, riding a bike and it's easily accessible by car. The forest is criss-crossed with a network of paths and there are some marked educational nature trails too. On one of the boards marking the trail we found information on the time of day the various birds start singing in mid-May - a real bird alarm-clock. The forest is flanked by a small river on one side and a walk along it is probably the most interesting. You can also cross one of the footbridges on the river and walk along its other bank with a view of a pond on the other side. In winter, when we were there last, the dam was open so the pond wasn't there but in the summer you can see kayaks and water-bikes on the water.
Near the biggest car park there is a shelter where scouts organise their bonfires and meetings. Nearby there are some smaller shelters and benches where anyone can come and have a bonfire or just a picnic. There is also a children's playground with slides, swings and the like, although I think they dismantle some of the equipment for the winter.
On the other side of the main (dirt) track there is a memorial stone to the insurgents of the Warsaw Uprising who lost their lives in battle there.
To get to the forest, drive along Pulawska Street to Piaseczno (road 723), then take the road towards Gora Kalwaria. Look out for a sign for Zalesie, turn right and after a short time turn right again into a dirt track in the forest. Drive on till you get to a car park on your left and the memorial stone on your right. Mind, the track can be so muddy after rain that a small car might get stuck.
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