The Finnish Nature Day is celebrated on Saturday, 25th of August, 2018. What would be a better way to celebrate it than to head outdoors?
There are many events organized around the country on this Saturday to celebrate what we Finns value the most, our nature. You can find out more about the day and its celebrations from the official website of the Finnish Nature Day, maintained by Parks & Wildlife Finland, Metsähallitus.
For example Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort is organizing an event for the whole family at Häme Nature Centre, near Ruostejärvi lake. The opening hours for the Nature Centre are 11:00-17:00, but there are few special activities taking place during the day. Ant trail starts at 12:00 and Our Forest trail at 15:00, highlighting the Finnish Nature. These activities as well as entrance to the Häme Nature Centre are free-of-charge.
Ruostejärvi Recreation Area is located in the municipality of Tammela by Härkätie Road and near main road 2. It is a very popular place for hiking and it also has a nice beach with shallow water. There is about 300 meters walk from the parking lot to the Nature Centre and the beach. There are toilets and picnic tables in the area. The Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort is located about 3 km away from Häme Nature Centre, on the other side of the lake.
Hämeen Luontokeskus / Häme Nature Centre
Ruostejärvi Recreation Area
While visiting Häme Nature Centre, we also highly recommend you to stop by at Korteniemi Heritage Farm. It is still open this summer, until the end of September. Korteniemi is the only forest ranger estate in South of Finland, where the buildings and grounds have remained intact. During summer the farm is home to some indigenous Finnish farm animals such as horses, cows, sheep, chickens and a rooster. Old Finnish crops are farmed by traditional methods. Visiting Korteniemi Heritage Farm is also free-of-charge.
Korteniemi Heritage Farm
Liesjärvi National Park
31350 Liesjärvi (Tammela)