• Lake  Vesijärvi cycling tour

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  • Paddling 

Activities top off a summer’s day

During the summer season the magnificent scenery of Lake Päijänne and its landscape shaped by the Ice Age invite you to hike through the nature. Päijänne National Park, the Evo Hiking Area and other well-maintained outdoor recreation areas with trails offer many options for a day trip or longer hiking excursions. You can also enjoy the endless summer days and the beautiful lake scenery by fishing, playing golf, cycling, canoeing or bird watching!

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Hiking and walking

Along the trails you will be able to appreciate the area’s natural beauty, the traces of the Ice Age and traditional Finnish village life!

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Cruises and water taxi services

Sail along Lake Päijänne or take a cruise to Lahti via Vääksy Canal – you can enjoy the spectacular lake scenery with either a regularly scheduled or charter cruise. You can also order a water taxi transfer to Päijänne National Park!

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Boating

Lake Päijänne offers boaters the Finnish lake nature at its best! On the way you can stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Päijänne National Park with its sandy lagoons and use the services at the smaller marinas and guest harbours along the way.

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Canoeing and kayaking

Paddling is a great way to explore the lakes and rivers. You can rent a canoe or kayak or take part in a guided canoeing excursion!

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Fishing

The wonderful waterways in South Päijänne will fulfil the dreams of all anglers, whether you prefer trolling, spinning or fly fishing!

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Bird watching

Observe birds on the open waters of Lake Päijänne, among reeds in lake inlets and at Päijänne National Park. Pick up a copy of the bird and flower guide from tourist information!

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Cycling

Explore the Päijät-Häme region and countryside by cycling! A tour of Lake Vesijärvi takes you via beautiful countryside landscape to the historical Vääksy Canal area and cultural landscape of Vesivehmaa village.

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Day trips and manor tours for groups

Explore Päijänne National Park, Vääksy Canal or beautiful manors by joining guided day trips and tours!

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Horseback riding with Icelandic horses

Take part in a one-day trip during the green summer days or participate in a shorter horseback riding tour in winter!

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Frisbeegolf and golf

You can try Frisbeegolf at Padasjoki amidst the stunning scenery in Kullasvuori or by the lakeshore in Vääksy! Golfers can in turn play the 18-hole golf course located in the village of Vääksy!