The Golden Polish Autumn

Enchanting landscapes, surprising flavours, extraordinary experiences. Fewer tourists, perfect, warm but no longer hot weather, and those beautiful red, orange, and yellow landscapes. An autumn getaway? Come to Poland!

Autumn is the best time to visit the Bieszczady Mountains – a place synonymous with tranquillity and closeness to wildlife. In October, deciduous beech forests take on a unique palette of green, yellow, and red colours, accompanied by brownish-yellow mountain meadows known as połoniny. Autumn is also the time of the deer rutting season, offering a unique opportunity to hear the mating calls of deer in their natural habitat.

Mixed and deciduous forests, with their beautifully shimmering firs, lindens, and beech trees, are also a hallmark of the Roztocze region. Stretching from Kraśnik to the national border in Hrebenne, this land captivates the visitors with its autumnal atmosphere. It’s impossible not to appreciate the elevated ridges of Roztocze and the magical gorges that cut through them in the Szczebrzeszyn Landscape Park.

The time of falling golden leaves also brings an abundance of natural treasures from Polish forests. Be sure to visit the Tuchola Forest – the second-largest forest complex in Poland. As much as one-tenth of the mushrooms growing here are edible, which means they could end up on your plate! Local lakes, on the other hand, are a paradise for anglers and those who seek water-based relaxation. Everyone will be enchanted by the soothing silence, the scent of the forest, lichens, and mosses, as well as the captivating heaths.

Autumn is also a great time to visit the Polish coast. The Baltic Sea coast is exceptionally beautiful at this time of year. Crests of breaking waves appear on the water’s surface, the sun has a warmer hue, and the sand still retains the memory of summer warmth. October also means an increased frequency of storms – dangerous but also beautiful and fascinating sea phenomena. It’s during these storms that the Baltic Sea washes ashore the most amber and provides an abundance of much-needed iodine.

There is no better time than autumn to visit Polish vineyards. It’s the harvest season, and we are harvesting grapes in Poland too! Every year, the map of Polish vineyards expands with new locations. Today, you can find them almost everywhere – from the Lubuskie and Zachodniopomorskie voivodeships, through Lower Silesia, Małopolska, and Świętokrzyskie, all the way to Podlasie, Lubelszczyzna, and Podkarpacie. Polish wines are quickly gaining recognition, often winning in tastings against competitors with much longer winemaking traditions. Winemakers will welcome you with genuine Polish hospitality and gladly share their passion and the grape varieties they cultivate. Nothing left to do but embark on an enotourism tour of Poland!