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Tourist information

Nature and outdoor activities

Nature trails

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 total length of the nature trail is 8 km.
Inquiries:
Marja Langinkoski-Manninen tel. 040 572 9578

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.
Inquiries:
Juhani Tahvonen tel. 044 5549 361
Lasse Kuitunen tel. 040 504 7067

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. On the top of the hill is a hut, a resting place with a possibility to make a fire.
Inquiries:
Heimo Laukkarinen tel. 044 5193 212

NAARAJOKI CANOEING ROUTE
All-in-all the Naarajoki canoeng route is 110 km long, 60 km of it is river. There are  resting and sleeping places along the route. The Naarajoki route is a veritable ”water nature trail”. It starts from lake Naarajärvi in Pieksämäki and runs through rivers Naarajoki and Nykälänjoki, lake Kyyvesi, lake Rauhajärvi and Läsäkoski rapids into lake Puula in Kangasniemi. A route map is sold for instance at Kangasniemi municipal hall. The services part of the map is updated yearly.
Additional information:
Tourist information tel. 040 1391 360

LÄSÄKOSKI KARTANO MANOR
Läsäkoski is situated on an isthmus between lakes Kyyvesi and Puula. A sawmill and a mill used to operate there and the community was a financially important fishing place as early as the 17th century. 

Berths

Berths owned by Kangasniemi municipality:

  • Käräjäniemi (Puula)
  • Luotsinlahti (Puula)
  • Janhosenlahti (Kyyvesi)

Boat ramps on lake Puula:

  • Luotsinlahti (main village)
  • Käräjäniemi (Mannila)
  • Kinttuniemi (Hokka)
  • Ukonniemi (Hokka)
  • Tukkilahti (Läsäkoski)

On lake Kyyvesi:

  • Henkisalmi (Luusniemi)

Additional information on berths from Jouko Romo, Kangasniemi municipality, jouko.romo@kangasniemi.fi. As for private berths and marinas, it is best to contact the owner personally.

Waterway travel charts for lakes Puula and Kyyvesi, charts for Naarajoki-Kyyvesi-Puula canoe route:
Kangasniemi municipality, Otto Mannisen tie 2, tel. 040 139 1360

Playgrounds

ANNI SWAN PARK
Anni Swan park is a cozy park area in the center of Kangasniemi. The park has a children’s playground and the Otto Manninen monument “Kaukomieli” by sculptor Ukri Merikanto.

KYRÖNPUISTO PLAYGROUND
Address: Kyröntie
The park is a playground for little children.

LAPASKANGAS PLAYGROUND
Address: Lapastie
Lapaskangas playground offers a variety of activities for little children. Next to the playground is a separate sandy field for football players.

Activities and Equipment hire

Amateur theatre Ilona
info@ilonateatteri.com

Hiidenniemi Farm
Hiidenniementie 474, Kangasniemi
henna.hiidenniemi@gmail.com
Animal farm

Hooked Saimaa
info@hookedsaimaa
Fishing and nature excursions on Lake Puula

Kokko 1721 residency
Kotimäentie 27, Kangasniemi
jukka.ristolainen@saunalahti.fi
Dance artist Jukka Ristolainen

Luontoanne
luontoanne@luontoanne.fi
Courses, camps, retreats, accommodation

Läsäkosken Kartano
Tukkilahdentie 71, Kangasniemi
myynti@lasakoski.fi
Fly-fishing in Läsäkoski

Oolrait Safarit Oy
Leväniementie 170, Kangasniemi
olli@oolrait.fi
Snowmobiles and four-wheeled motorbikes safaris, adventure events

Pennalanranta Oy
Sairaalantie 11, Kangasniemi
info@pennalanranta.fi
Rooms for conferences, celebrations and sauna

PuulaGolf
Syvälahdentie 23, Kangasniemi
toimisto@puulagolf.fi

Ratsastus ja vikellys Rasipelto
Hännysniementie 82, Kangasniemi
mervi.elg@gmail.com
Riding classes

Puula Tours
Ukonniementie 441, Kangasniemi
seppo.lappalainen@seponkonttori.fi
Scenic tours on Lake Puula upon request

Rock and Lake
Program services, boat trips, fishing boat rental, independent trips

Syvälahden Viihdekeskus
Syvälahdentie 310, Kangasniemi
info@syvalahti.fi
Dance pavilion, rooms for celebrations

Toivolan Mökki- ja Luontopalvelut Ky
The Toivola Cottage and Nature Services
Nerosaarentie 23, Kangasniemi
toivolapalvelut@toivolapalvelut.net
A programm service enterprise (for example paddling/hiking/snowshoe)

Uutelan Talli
Paloseläntie 40, Kangasniemi
eija.albrecht@gmail.com
Riding classes, carriage driving

Valoharju Ranch
Pölläkänmäentie 29, Kangasniemi
annukka@elainiloa.fi
Riding classes