KUTEMAJÄRVI NATURE TRAIL
The trail is well suited for trekking. It allows you to get acquinted with typical forests of the Savo province. You will find out how versatile and fascinating a ”usual” commercial forest can be. The idea behind the trail is not to lead you to natural peculiarities but you will be certain to find them anyway along the route too. The trail starts and finishes in the village of Kutemajärvi, about 15 km towards Pieksämäki from Kangasniemi main village.
The trail is 11 km long but towards the end of it there is a short-cut you can take if going round the whole trail feels too daunting.The route is marked.
tel. 0400 653 587
SIIKAJÄRVI NATURE TRAIL
Siikajärvi nature trail offers trekking and recreation opportunities throughout the year. In the winter the trail serves as a well-maintained ski track. The route goes through primaeval forest as well as examples of intensive forestry. There are also two lean-to:s along the route for breaks.The trail is 6.3 km to the turning point, i.e. its total length is 12.6 km.
The trail starts at the Toukola village hall, 24 km from Kangasniemi main village.
Juhani Tahvonen tel. 044 5549 361
Ismo Manninen tel 040 5411 495
SINIVUORI TREKKING TRAIL
The 5 km long Sinivuori trekking trail runs in the Rutakoski village about 28 km from Kangasniemi main village. The trail starts from Rutakoskentie -road.
The route has four information boards on the special natural traits of the terrain. The trail has been marked in lilac paint on poles and trees. The trail will take you up to the top of Sinivuori, the path will rise 100 metres during a hike of about 500 metres. At the top there is a hut, a resting place with a possibility to make a fire.
Heimo Laukkarinen tel. 044 5193 212
SUUROLA NATURE TRAIL AND BIRD-WATCHING TOWER
The nature trail and the bird-watching tower are only at a 4 km distance from Kangasniemi main village towards Hokka. The route has 27 information points where you can read about the surrounding nature.
There is a bird-watching tower at the turning point, 4 km from the start. There you can monitor Suurolanlahti -bay’s large bird population. There is also an atmospheric hut where you can make a fire. The The total length of the nature trail is 8 km.
Taimi Kuusjärvi, tel. 040 7043 857