Peaceful Esker Ridges and Lakes in the Karelian Borderlands
Location: In North Karelia Region in the area of Ilomantsi (www.ilomantsi.fi, in Finnish). Read more
Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more
Activities: Hiking, canoeing. Read more
Sights: Traces of the Ice Age: eskers, deep "suppa" holes in the esker and clear lakes of Kuikkalampi. Dry forests with shield bark pines, Continuation War battle trenches, Petkeljärvi Park Ranger's Cabin. Read more about nature and history
Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages all year. The Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre and its immediate surroundings are suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.
Services: Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre (in May-August, accommodation and restaurant services and equipment rental), Nature Information Hut, sauna, a barbecue hut, camping site, toilets, a boat landing stage. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more
Trails: Around 10km of marked trails (2–6.5km), starting point of Taitajan taival Trail (31km). Read more
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/petkeljarvi
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Urheilukatu 3 A, 81700 Lieksa, Finland.