Koskenniska – Gasthaus Camping Koskenniemi 3.6 km
The first section passes through inhabited areas. The first shootsare at the very beginning of the route, in Ekonkoski. The Ekonkoskirapids are approached using the right-hand side of the river, and therapids are shot on the right-hand side. After this, the route continuesin a calm stream past the Itä-Häme Museum towards the Highway4 underpass, where you can dock at a coffee house’s landingstage. The next shoot is the quietly flowing Vuoteenkoski next toGasthaus-Camping Koskenniemi.
Gasthaus Camping Koskenniemi – Keijulankoski lean-to shelter 4.0 km
The route continues in an easy stream until it reaches its most difficultsection, Vanhanmyllynkoski rapids. This is a relatively longshoot section including a turn to the left. It’s a good idea to familiariseyourself in advance with the currents and rocks, and the exactcourse you’ll take. The rapids can also be passed by carrying thecanoe on the shore. The first canoe-carrying route is the Hotilankoskidam before the Keijulankoski lean-to shelter. The landing site is onthe right-hand side of the dam. The landing site for the Keijulankoskilean-to is before the rapids on the right-hand shore.
Keijulankoski lean-to shelter – Kirveskoski dam 3.8 km
In the Keijulankoski section, the canoeing course is on the left-handside of the rapids. After this, the route continues in an easy streamthrough field landscapes all the way to the Kirveskoski dam. Thelanding place in Kirveskoski is on the right-hand shore. The easiestway to get your canoe to the launching site is to pull it in the brookfor the last 20 metres before the landing stage.
Kirveskoski dam – Haavistonniemi lean-to shelter (Huutoniemi) 5.6 km
Approximately 700 metres downstream after the dam, it seems asthough the river divides into two. Pass the surface rocks from theright. The final 2.9-km section of this leg is in a lake.
Haavistonniemi lean-to shelter (Huutoniemi)– Maatiaiskoski dam 9.9 km
This leg of the route consists of both lake and river sections. Thereare three resting places: the Joutsjärvi lean-to shelter, Enojärvi landing,and Krouvin Camping’s landing. If the wind is high, it is safer tostay close to the lake shore. Before the Maatiaiskoski dam, there isa river section that divides twice. Always choose the left side. Passunder the Nuoramoinen bridge on the right-hand side. The landingsite is quite close to the dam, on the right-hand shore of the river.