Swimming in Liesjärvi National Park

Liesjärvi National Park is located 95 km from Helsinki, in Tammela. There are many lakes, beautiful shorelines, dense forests and valuable mires in the area. It’s easy to camp in the Park: there are campfire sites, lean-to shelters, wood, waste bins and dry toilets free of charge. There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Swimming and paddling are good ways to experience lake nature. I swam along the Kyynäränharju Ridge, which separates Lake Kyynärä and Lake Liesjärvi from one … Read More

Day 30 The Folk Park of Saari

The Folk Park of Saari is located in the Häme Lake Uplands and it was founded in 1932. There are high ridges and 13 lakes and ponds in the area. I went to Lake Suujärvi, a clearwatered lake with small diving tower, with my daughter. We’ve been here before, so we knew water would be chilly in this ground water lake. And so it was, around 14-16 °C. Only two-three meter wide neck of land separates Lake Suujärvi from Lake Kuivajärvi. These lakes are … Read More