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Where to walk your dog in Poznań and surrounding areas

Wondering what are the best places to walk your dog in and around Poznań? We’ll tell you where to take your four-legged friend for them to run, sniff around and even have a swim.



Rusałka Lake

The route around the lake is rich in diverse scenery. The area is surrounded with forests and meadows with many places to sit down and relax. On weekends, walking your dog may be more challenging, as families with children, cyclists and runners like to visit here at this time.


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Szachty – a series of small clay pit lakes – is this part of Poznań’s green haven. Regeneration of this area has made it into a great location to walk your dog, with alleys, benches and places to rest.

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Morasko Hill

The terrain is quite varied; at times, you will need to go up and down fairly steep slopes, the paths are occasionally narrow and winding, and you are going to have to walk on sand here and there. Still, it is worth the struggle – your dog will love it! The area features many picturesque spots and places for your pet to sniff and run around.

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Cytadela Park

The largest park in Poznań with enormous green lawns. One part of the park is specifically intended as dog-friendly; your dog can walk without a lead there. Cytadela is a vast area with numerous alleys, benches, picnic spaces and places to rest.

co-ordinates: 52.421668, 16.935861



Strzeszyńskie Lake

The lake is surrounded with forests and meadows with many places to make a stop and rest. Along the coastline, there are numerous points in which your dog can access water and have a swim.

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Karpia Street - Warta river shore

The vast wetlands of the Warta river in the Naramowice district are a perfect place to walk your dog. Meadows, forests and a river shore are bound to make your pup happy!

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Mechlin riparian forests

An exceptionally naturally diverse place to walk your dog. This vast area offers tall-grassed meadows, a forest and a river whose shore offers a chance for a swim.

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Rogalin riparian forests

The best place to start your walk is the wooden church of Archangel Michael and Mary Help of Christians. The area of the forests is truly enormous, with long stretches of meadows, grasslands and wetlands. The shore of the Warta river is occasionally easily accessible, so your dog can enjoy a swim. This is a perfect place for your pup to run free.

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Trzykolne Młyny

Long stretches of meadows, woods and a river with its wetlands make up a perfect dog walking environment, in which pups can freely run and sniff around.

co-ordinates: 52.194026, 16.992855







Text: Marta Krakowiak

photo.: K. Daszkowski, M. Krakowiak, S. Jałoszyński

Poznań in Bocuse d'Or 2020