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Lake Białka

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A panorama of Lake Białka

A panorama of Lake Białka

Lake Białka is located in the village of Białka ten miles to the south of Parczew, a municipality center in Lublin Province. The lake is called after the village of Białka. Its name sounds as “Jezioro Białske” in Polish. The lake is known as a great place for a recreation by the water and is considered to be one of the most entertaining lakes in the Łęczyńsko-Włodawskie Lake District. A colleague of our local Ukrainian friend recommended this place for us for its charm. Therefore, our Ukrainian friends decided to set out for the lake and invited us. We gladly accepted the invitation and enjoyed the day. It took us more than two hours to reach the lake by car.

A panorama of Lake Białka

A panorama of Lake Białka

Basically, the village is tiny and has only about 250 residents. Sosnowica with its 650 inhabitants is the nearest village. Lake Białka belongs to smaller tourist lakes. Its area is about 32 hectares, and the shape is almost circular. Thanks to this, the whole lake is visible from every point on the shore. The lake is quite deep: its maximum depth is 18.2 meters and the average depth is 6.8 meters. The water is clean, warm and quite transparent.

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A view of Lake Białka


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Lake Białka has a large beach covering about 60% of the shoreline. There is a sandy beach in the southern and northeastern part of the lake, and its eastern part of the shore is covered with forests adjoining the water. Thus, whether you enjoy lying in the sun or you need a little shade , you are sure to find a good place for yourself.

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A panorama of the forest beach at Lake Białka

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The lake and the village are surrounded by a large forest: on the western side it is a greenwood forest with reeds growing along the shoreline and no beach, and on the northern and eastern sides it is a coniferous forest. There are many forest roads, perfect both for walking and for cycling. There are several other lakes nearby such as Lake Czarne (“the Black Lake”), which has a beach, while all other lakes are unsuitable for holidaymakers.

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Rooms for rent at Lake Białka / Polesie Hotel and Spa, Lake Białka

The infrastructure of Lake Białka includes several holiday resorts that offer cottages and campsites. There is also a hotel, as well as a large offer of houses and rooms for rent from the village residents.

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A rope park at Lake Białka

Walking along Beach Street, you can see many bars, ice cream parlors and stands open in season, where you can buy everything you need.

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Beach Street at Lake Białka

Beach Street at Lake Białka


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A view of  Lake Białka

A view of Lake Białka


A view of  Lake Białka

A view of Lake Białka

Our relaxation at Lake Białka

Our relaxation at Lake Białka

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Many bars on the lakeshore hold parties until dawn, which is the characteristic feature of this lake. People go to bed late and it is loud. Thus, the lake is known as a loud lake. There may be more people at the lake in the evening than during the day. This happens especially on weekends, when young people from Parczew and Sosnowica, as well as from Lublin and from the entire province, come here for events. Regular buses from Lublin station commute to Białka in the holiday season.

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An ice cream is a must here.
A view of  Lake Białka

A view of Lake Białka

We liked this video with a bird's eye view of the lake. Please take a look.

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We did not plan visiting this or that village or town on our way back. We passed the Rococo palace and park complex in Radzyń Podlaski and thought it would be fine to pay a visit to that place some day. We happened to make a stopover in several places:

  • the village of Suchowola to visit Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus;
  • a view of the lakes in Niewęgłosz;
  • the village of Skoki to take a picture of what we called “hay pyramids” made of cylindrical sheaves of corn;
  • the city of Łuków to have a rest, the last city of Lublin Voivodeship on the way to Siedlce.

Suchowola (“Dry Village” in English) was mentioned already in the fifteenth century as Wola Świrska or Sucha Wola. Today's name was established in 1827. The parish church was built in the years 1921-1923. It was designed by engineer Stefan Stępkowski. It represents the so-called Homely style. This trend was present in Polish architecture in the first quarter of the twentieth century. That trend had the ambition to become a national style. It was represented by several churches which resemble the church in Suchowola.

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Suchowola

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Suchowola


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The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Suchowola

The church in Suchowola was made of bricks, plastered, stands on a high foundation made of granite blocks and has a three-span body. The main altar is neo-baroque. The church contains the oldest church painting in the entire Radzyń District: "The Holy Family" created by an anonymous Italian painter of the 16th century.

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We enjoyed our visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Suchowola.
We passed the Rococo palace and park complex in Radzyń Podlaski

We passed the Rococo palace and park complex in Radzyń Podlaski


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Passing the city of Parczew
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“Hay pyramids” made of cylindrical sheaves of corn, the village of Skoki

Those hay pyramids were very impressive. We decided to make a stopover and have a closer view of them as soon as the road allowed us.

Agricultural areas on our way back to Siedlce

Agricultural areas on our way back to Siedlce

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A view of the lakes in Niewęgłosz


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Passing the city of Łuków, the last city before Siedlce


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Posted by Vic_IV 16:27 Archived in Poland Tagged masovia mazovia siedlce oginski

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