Ruostejärvi Reacreation Area is located in the municipality of Tammela by Härkätie Road and near main road 2.

Ruostejärvi directions

 

Directions

By Car

There are signposts to Häme Nature Centre (Hämeen luontokeskus) on main road 2.

  • When approaching from the south along main road 2; turn right of main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori) following signs to Hämeen luontokeskus (Häme Nature Centre). Drive for 1.5 km and turn left into the parking area.
  • When approaching from the north along main road 2; turn left according the signposts and drive on for just over 1 kilometre and then turn left into the parking area following the signposts.
  • When coming from Porras Village take road 2824 (Härkätie Road) and turn right into the parking area.

By Public Transportation

  • Numerous express coaches (www.expressbus.fi) travel daily along main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori).
  • On the northwest side of the nature centre the closest stop is at the Eerikkälä intersection. From the stop visitors must walk towards Porras (along road 2824) to reach Häme Nature Centre, which is about 1.5 km away. Coach timetables can be found on the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).
  • Journey.fi provides information on public transportation to Ruostejärvi (www.journey.fi)

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

  • The area's main parking area is located in the vicinity of Häme Nature Centre by road 2824 (Härkätie Road) and it is the starting point for all the area's trails.
  • An alternative starting point for the area's trials is Eerikkilä Sports Institute (www.eerikkila.fi).

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Ruostejärvi

 

Other Maps

  • Nature trails in Ruostejärvi (julkaisut.metsa.fi, in Finnish)
  • Liesjärvi Torronsuo Hämeen Ilvesreitti, 1:25 000, Calazo 2017. The map is sold by Calazo and retailers such as Häme Nature Centre.
  • Terrain map L421, 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 Nature Centre, Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Cycling guide East along Härkätie Road (Fillariopas Härkätietä itään), Genimap 2004. The map is sold by Karttakeskus.
  • Basic terrain map (Maastokarttalehti) 2024 09, 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: Ruostejärvi