The starting point for all routes is the car park at the edge of the forest located in the Brzozów Forest District. It was here in the 1920s and 1930s that Brzozów-Zdrój, a spa facility operating on the basis of discovered healing springs, was located. Unfortunately, it did not survive the war and post-war damage. The resort is commemorated by the “Brzozów-Zdrój” nature trail.
Near the car park, you will find a shelter with a fireplace and a lot of benches to rest or prepare for the road. Next to it, there are two boards – one with Nordic walking routes and the other with a set of exercises that you should do before you start hiking with poles.
In the forest, right next to the parking lot, there is an educational and nature trail. On the other side, there is a chapel-votum built in the place where the Theological Seminary was moved from Przemyśl to Brzozów. In Przemyśl, under Soviet and German occupation from 1939, there were no conditions for the relatively normal functioning of the seminary. The forest seminary was opened on May 10, 1940. Altogether almost 100 priests were ordained here.
Yellow route – educational. Length 4.8 km, walking time approx. 50 minutes.
It leads through Stara Wieś village to the historic center of Brzozów. On the way, it is worth stopping and visiting the Collegiate Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Regional Museum in the Town Hall on the market square in Brzozów.
The green route – easy. Length 5.3 km, walking time approx. 1 hour.
It leads through beautiful forest areas near Brzozów. At the very beginning, you come across the first stop of the educational trail, devoted to the habitat types of forests. Nature and educational trail “Brzozów-Zdrój” has 15 stops with information boards.
Red route – medium. Length 12.2 km, walking time approx. 2 hours.
After warming up, you set off according to the described course of the green route to the fourth stop of the nature path, further which the green signs and the path turn right, and the red and black trails remain on the main road. The route continues past the Jesuit retreat center. It is a villa from the 1880s, erected in the Swiss – a place of relaxation and concentration. Next to the villa, there is a stylish chapel from the beginning of the 20th century. Then the trail goes through a beautiful beech forest, considered one of the most charming forest sections in the vicinity of Brzozów.
Black route – difficult. Length 17.6 km, walking time approx. 3 hours.
The beginning of the route runs along a forest road, then you enter the village of Zmiennica, the first historical records of which come from the 15th century. You pass a 19th-century wooden church. Inside the temple, there is the oldest tombstone in the region from 1539. Behind the church, you pass a neo-gothic, historic yard granary from the beginning of the 19th century. In the final part, you return to the forested areas.