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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Experience the culture-historical Vanhankylänniemi hotspot at Järvenpää

Vanhankylänniemi Tuusulanjärvi lake Annitädinkenttä

Vanhankylänniemi is a culture-historically important site on the shore of Tuusulanjärvi lake. It is one of the more popular recreation areas. We've been there several times during different seasons and it always manages to be…

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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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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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Haltiala nature trail is at the heart of Helsinki central park

Paloheinä Haltiala nature trail. Paloheinän Haltialan luontopolku

Haltiala is a part of Paloheinä area in northern Helsinki and at the top of Helsinki central park. There are dozens of nature trails at Paloheinä so whatever your fitness or energy levels are, you…

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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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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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Feel the sea at Kopparnäs-Störsvik recreation area

Cyclist admiring the sunset in Kopparnäs

Kopparnäs-Störsvik recreation area 50 kilometres West of Helsinki is one of the biggest outdoor destinations in the Western Uusimaa region. In addition to 721 hectares on land, the area consists of islands and large water…

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