Augustow Canal

Historical waterway

The Augustow Canal (80km within present-day Polish borders) is a remarkable achievement of the 19th century hydraulic engineering. There are 18 locks along the way, of which 14 are in Poland.

Running through the beautiful Augustow Forest, the canal links all larger Augustow lakes, creating an attractive waterway for kayakers and pleasure boat cruises. It is expected to be placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list soon.

Excellent conditions for water sports with such facilities as a hoist for water-skiers.

Tourist Information, Augustow, Rynek Zygmunta Augusta 44 tel./fax +(48-87) 643 28 83