Hiking, beaches, and horses at Talosaari recreation area

Talosaaren ulkoilualue. Talosaari recreation area Helsinki

Talosaari is located at the Östersundom district of Helsinki, about 18km from downtown. It has four different protected nature areas, and the recreation area itself was created on the lands of an old manor. The…

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Sorlampi nature trail in Nuuksio is the perfect hike

Sorlammen luontopolku Sorlampi nature trail Nuuksio

Sorlampi nature trail is a great introduction into Finnish forest landscapes. It has rocky outcroppings over waterways, lush forests, and even Ice Age glacial potholes called giant's kettles. Moreover, Sorlampi is at Nuuksio National Park,…

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Heinäjoki nature trail in Pihtipudas

Heinäjoki in Pihtipudas

Heinäjoki nature trail is a fun nature destination with duckboards and few birdwatching towers near Pihtipudas town centre in northern Central Finland. Pihtipudas is located about 140 kilometers north of Jyväskylä along the highway 4…

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Oittaa and Lake Bodom – a multiplex of fun for all!

Oittaa and Lake Bodom. Oittaa ja Bodom.

Oittaa recreation area is located in the city of Espoo, at the southern end of Lake Bodom. It can be considered as one of the more diverse recreation areas in the capital area because it…

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Korkeusvuori observation tower and nature trail in Loimaa

Korkeusvuori observation tower

Korkeusvuori observation tower and Kettukallio lean-to shelter in Loimaa were our choice of nature destination in the beginning of January. Korkeusvuori could be directly translated as high altitude mountain, which is some exaggeration as this…

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Bay trail of eastern Helsinki

Meri-Rastilan lahtipolku. The bay trail of Meri-Rastila. Vartiokylänlahti.

The Bay Trail (Lahtipolku in Finnish) is located in the suburbs of Puotila, Vartiokylä, Vuosaari, and Rastila in the eastern part of Helsinki, along the Vartiokylänlahti bay. The trail runs past old manor houses, thick…

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Christmas surprise at Kettumäki in Liesjärvi National Park

Kettumäki

Kettumäki is located in the eastern corner of Liesjärvi National Park. This small area was officially added to the national park in 2016 after years of debate over the threat of logging. Kettumäki is a…

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