Tourism and Recreation

The backwater in the Simons Hills in Zalesie Dolne
The backwater in the Simons Hills in Zalesie Dolne

The municipality of Piaseczno is an attractive field for weekend tourism. It borders on Las Kabacki (Kabaty Forest) to the North and to the South. One quarter of its surface is coveres by forests belonging to Chojnowski Landscape Park, a mianstay for the diversity of fauna and flora with five nature reserves located within its limits: “Biele Chojnowskie” – a flora reservation and four forest reservations: “Chojnów”, “Las Pęcherski” (the Pęcherski Forest), “Pilawski Grąd” (the Pilawski Forest) and “Uroczysko Stephana” (Stephan’s Sacred Spot). Tourists can also use hiking, cycle- and bridle-paths leading thtough the forests. The Jeziorka river with its banks full of various plants makes the landscape look particularly beautiful. From the tourism point of view, especially attractive are also the closest surroundings of Piaseczno. Special recommendations are deserved by: health resort Konstacin-Jeziorna, the historical town of Góra Kalwaria and the ruins of the castle in Czersk.

The beach and backwater at Simons Hills in Zalesie Dolne (see the picture on the left), the recreational area of the “Zimne Doły” (Cold Pits) with a didactic lane and roofed picnic places or the Recreation Centre in Zalesie Górne are a guarantee of relax and rest. Horse studs farms, tennis courts, fitness clubs, go-cart tracks and the possibility to play paintball attract many weekend tourists from Warsaw.

The rope adventure park “Małpi Gaj” (Jungle Gym) in the area of the “Zimne Doły” offers to all wishing to test their abilities rope crossings between trees, a Tyrol railway, climbing and rope slides, as well as other attractions.

An unquestionable tourist attraction is an over one hundred-year-old narrow-gauge railway offering Sunday trips every week during the tourist season. The route goes from Piaseczno to Grójec through picturesque surroundings full of fruit orchards and the numerous ponds of  the Jeziorka river valley.

In the city centre in summer 2013 community opened the largest skate park in Mazovia region.