Before Warsaw got a new bridge, the southern bypass called Południowa Obwodnica Warszawy, it would have been impossible to visit Jezioro Torfy (peats) in an uncomplicated manner. Now, it takes you just 20 mins to drive there from Mokotów, and around 30 mins from the city centre. It is a very peaceful and not frequently visited area to the Southeast of Warsaw.
Torfy, being an artificial water reservoir, has a size of around 6 hectares, and is a part of Masovia Landscape Parks (more about the Park and its fauna and flora can be found here). There are three paths going through Torfy – one for hikers and two for bike riders. As a dog owner, I can also recommend this place for walks (and swimming) for dogs. In the future, Torfy should gain another more important role, and become a reservoir for surplus water from the Aleksandrów district.
Make sure you take good boots on your trip as the terrain is sometimes quite wet and slippery!