This easily accessible day-trip trail in Pulkkilanharju, in the heart of the Päijänne National Park, offers lovely lake views and esker terrain shaped by the Ice Age.
The Kelvenne Trail passes through the Päijänne National Park, taking walkers from beautiful sandy beaches to peaceful forests and tops of high eskers.
Located in Vintturi, Sysmä, Kammiovuori (“Chamber Mountain”) is the highest spot in the Eastern Häme (Tavastia) region, offering breathtaking views over the region’s forests and lakes.
The Päijätsalo area in Sysmä offers several alternatives for a day trip in varied forest and lake sceneries with an observation tower from the 19th century.
The Päijänne-Ilves trail forms a connection to the Evo Hiking Area. It contains nicely varying terrain, including villages, forests, swamps and dry peaty forests.
The scenery along the trail range from esker forest in Aurinkovuori to spectacular lake views, and the charming Kurhila village. When approaching to Evo, the murmuring forest brooks create a lovely backdrop for the walk.
The Kuninkaanpolku Trail in Hartola is a fascinating mix of nature and culture. Stop on the Ekonkoski arched bridge to see trout swimming in the bright water. Continue with a relaxing walk through the pleasant peatland forest. Cross a gently rocking suspension bridge to the lovely surroundings of the Itä-Häme Museum
Juustopolku is an old connection trail from Heinola to Vuolenkoski. Leading through a fairy tale-like spruce forest, it helps you forget about all your troubles. The trail is suitable for a day trip, but it is also possible to stay overnight in the lean-to shelter.
The Pirunkirkko area in Paistjärvi is a hidden treasure for hikers in Heinola. The Paistjärvi hiking area in the northeastern part of Heinola provides a great setting for hikers with its wilderness landscape and pristine lakes.
The canoeing route from Hartola to Sysmä passes through a cultural heritage landscape and offers an unforgettable adventure in the calmly flowing river with sounds of aquatic birds in the background.
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