Imposing cliffs and roaring rapids at Palakoski challenges visitors

Palakoski Vihti virkistysalue recreation area Mummusali

On a sunny and crisp spring morning, we had the same idea as many others: let's go hiking. We ended up heading towards Vihti and the Palakoski recreation area. I knew it would be a…

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At the footsteps of Viking king on thrilling Vaarniemi nature trail

Vaarniemi nature trail in Kaarina

Vaarniemi nature trail at the border of Turku and Kaarina in Finland is a beautiful hiking destination all year round. The area belongs to Natura 2000 nature protection network. Rocky hill, pine forest, and stunning…

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Exploring Hiekkahelmi trail in Paimio with new friends

Exploring Hiekkahelmi trail in Paimio

Hiekkahelmi trail in Paimio is also known as Paimio trails, Paimion polut. Hiekkahelmi is an artificial pond with a nice beach, located near road 110 in Paimio. There is a recreational area with a network…

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Versatile Lahokallio nature trails overlook the lake at Lohja

Lahokallio Lohja Lohjanjärvi

Lahokallio recreation area and its nature trails zigzag across a small peninsula near Lake Lohja. The cliffs on the northern tip of the peninsula have been designated as a nationally valuable rock surface dropping straight…

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One nature experience richer after barbecue lunch at Onkimaanjärvi

Onkimaanjärvi lean-to shelter

Peaceful Onkimaanjärvi lake is located near highway 2, adjoining Liesjärvi National Park in the area of three municipalities; Tammela, Loppi, and Karkkila. Border of Tavastia and Uusimaa regions cuts right through the lake. The northern…

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Lots to learn on the nature paths of Laajalahti Bay

Laajalahti Villa Elfvik duckboards pitkospuut Espoo

Laajalahti Bay is one of the best areas for bird-watching in the capital area. Several nature paths surround the bay, and at their centre is a specialised nature house, Villa Elfvik. This nature reserve is…

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Walking around spectacular Littoistenjärvi in Turku

Littoistenjärvi is a spectacular little lake near Turku, Finland. There are lovely nature trails, public saunas, many species of birds, and birdwatching towers to see and visit in the area. Littoistenjärvi is a small and…

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