The Łódź region is rich in various natural resources. The picturesque forests and beautiful rivers are the legally protected habitats for many species of plants and animals. In order to see these attractions, it is best to take advantage of many hiking trails. The Bridle Path of Łódź is 2,100 kilometres long and comprises of two routes surrounding the Łódź agglomeration and the entire voivodeship. It is the longest bridle path in Europe, leading through seven landscape parks. There are 200 equestrian centres along the path, 21 stops and numerous historic monuments (museum in Nieborów, Cistercian Abbey in Sulejów and Palace in Walewice), and recreation centres. Water enthusiasts can enjoy canoeing on the following rivers: Warta, Pilica or Rawka, and the developed sleeping accommodation facilities allow planning multi-day excursions to the most interesting places in the region.
The Łódzkie Voivodeship features very interesting and beautiful sights, such as museums and heritage parks, Gothic structures and Renaissance residences. One of the pearls is a Gothic castle in Łęczyca, established on the initiative of the King Casimir the Great in the fourteenth century, and presently housing the seat of the Regional Museum. Another landmark in the region is the Collegiate church in Tum near Łęczyca, a unique Romanesque building in Poland. Heritage Park in Maurzyce, representing the folk culture and the monuments of architecture from the area of the former Łowicz Duchy, features around 40 facilities, such as cottages, a forge, a utility building, a school and stables. Palace in Nieborów and Helena Radziwiłł Romantic Garden in Arkadia (facilities belonging to the National Museum) is a place for art and nature lovers.
Attractive hiking, cycling and bridle paths, the charming rivers and lagoons are just ideal for recreational sport enthusiasts. The region has also a number of facilities and sports centres. The Olympic Sports Centre in Spała is a professional training facility for the national and the Olympic team representing several sport disciplines. The recently built indoor sports and entertainment arena Atlas, provides support for both the organisers of sporting events and performances. Sports competitions are held there, such as Women’s Volleyball World Championships, the Polish basketball league games, or martial arts competitions. Most, however, are attracted to the Atlas Arena concerts of world-renowned artists such as Elton John, or Sade. Uniejów Thermal Spa Complex offering hot baths in therapeutic thermal brine is an attraction for everyone. There are new indoor swimming pools, outdoor swimming pools and a wellness complex, as well as a lot of other attractions, such as snow chambers, a sauna, a wild river, an island with Jacuzzi, and a terrace area with a buffet. Flotation pools are linked with the building of the indoor swimming pools and are fed with the therapeutic thermal brine. The area is well prepared for children.
The Łódź Voivodeship also provides entertainment during the winter season. Despite the lowland location, there are perfect places for winter sports enthusiasts. Góra Kamieńsk is a reclaimed and afforested spoil tip of the Bełchatów Coal Mine. It is the highest peak in central Poland, where the piste is artificially snowed and lit. Not only the length of the piste is attractive, but also its infrastructure. There is a four-person gondola lift and two platter lifts. The piste is designed for advanced skiers and beginners. “Góra Kamieńsk” Sports and Recreation Centre is also an interesting place for summer tourism.