at the end of the village near the road Filipów - Czarne (city
bus from Suwałki), between the lakes: Czarne (Filipowskie) and
Rospuda Filipowska. The kayaks are put down to water on the
right, before the bridge – it’s also our campsite.
trail description The length of the
trail is 68 km, you need 5 days for it. You can make the rally
about 3 days longer if you go on the trail of the river Blizna.
The trail varies in character – from an almost mountain river
with high shores and stones in the water, to slow lowland river
with swamp on both sides. The obstacles, such as stony shallow
places with fast current or trees in the water are something
negative for some people, but they make this trail even more
attractive for the others. Rospuda starts at the Czarne lake and
goes through nine lakes and two different regions: Suwalski Lake
District, formed by glaciers, and the flat Augustowski Forest.
On the trail you also see some interesting villages, like Matłak,
where the oldest in this region traces of people from the Stone
Age have been found (from 9000 – 6000 years ago.). When you get
to the Szczeberka river on the left you further go on this
river. On it you get to the Blizno lake and the village Ateny
(this way the Rospuda trail is 36 km longer, counting both
ways). You stay overnight in Ateny and then go back to Rospuda.
The rally ends in Augustów. Ouer new site in
German Kanu Rospuda