The name of the village appeared in the written sources for the first time as Rakowicz in 1399, as Rakowiec in 1624. The village was founded by the Teutonic Knights, and then from 1464 it has belonged to the county of Gniew. A few houses were preserved in the village from the beginning of the XX century and the palace and park complex of the old country estate. The village lies by the lake called Rakowiec.
Until the middle of the XVI century the lake occupied a small area in the region of the inflow and outflow of the river Struga Młyńska. The remaining northern part of the current lake was occupied by the Rakowiec mud. About the middle of the XVI century, Jerzy Oleski, the owner of properties in Ostrowite, built a dam in the southern part of the lake on Struga Młyńska. This caused the flooding of Rakowiec mud and the formation of the basin in its current form. The mill and a sawmill were built on the dam. By the lake there is a swimming pool, motel and restaurant, which serves delicious regional cuisine. The mini zoo, agricultural museum and a playground for children also await the guests.
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