Pääjärvi Recreation Area is located on the border of the municipalities of Loppi, Hämeenlinna and Tammela, by road 2831 (Härkätie Road) and near road 54.

Pääjärvi directions

Directions

By Car

  • When approaching the area from the north, the direction of Forssa or Hämeenlinna, turn off of main road 10 onto road 54 going in the direction of Riihimäki and Loppi. Follow road 54 for about 5 km and turn right towards road 2831 (Härkätie Road) towards Porras. Drive for about 1 km and turn right into the parking area, where you will find the area's information board.
  • When approaching from the south, the direction of Loppi, take road 54 from the centre of Loppi and drive for 22 km. Then turn left onto road 2831 (Härkätie Road) towards Porras. Drive for about 1 km and turn right into the parking area, where you will find the area's information board.
  • When approaching the area along Härkätie Road from the direction of Häme Visitor Centre take road 2824 through the centre of Porras Village. About 11 km after the village centre turn left onto road 2831 and drive for 4 km. Then turn left into the parking area, where you will find the area's information board.
    • You can reach Porras Village from Forssa for example by driving through the centre of Tammela and continuing along road 2823.
  • When approaching along Härkätie Road from the direction of Renko cross road 54. After this intersection drive for about a kilometre and turn right into the parking area, where you will find the area's information board.

By Public Transportation

  • Numerous express coaches (www.expressbus.fi) and local buses (www.matkahuolto.fi) travel along road 54 daily. The closest bus top for local buses is at the intersection of road 54 and Härkätie Road about 1 kilometre from Pääjärvi parking area. The closest stop for express buses is at the Vojakkala intersection about 6 km from the parking area.

By Bicycle

  • The Häme Härkätie Road cycling route leads past Pääjärvi Recreation Area. For more information see the Häme Lake Uplands outdoor map (www.hameenvirkistysalueyhdistys.fi, in Finnish)

Starting Points for Excursions

  • Pääjärvi Recreation Area's parking area is located by road 2831 (Hämeen Härkätie Road) and is the start and ending point for the area's trails.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Pääjärvi

Other Maps

  • Terrain map L422, 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Häme Lake Uplands outdoor map (Hämeen järviylängön ulkoilukartta),
    1:55 000,
    Karttakeskus 2010. The map is sold by Häme Visitor Centre, Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Cycling guide East along Härkätie Road (Fillariopas Härkätietä itään), Karttakeskus 2004. The map is sold by Karttakeskus.
  • Basic terrain map (Maastokarttalehti) 2131 01, 1:20 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and National Land Survey of Finland.
  • GT tiekartta Etelä-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland South, 2010, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Excursionmap.fi: Pääjärvi