Enjoy the Peace and Quiet of Saimaa Lakeland
Location: In South Savo Region in the areas of Enonkoski (www.enonkoski.fi, in Finnish), Heinävesi (www.heinavesi.fi) and Savonlinna (www.savonlinna.fi). Read more
Arrival: By car, boat and public transportation. Read more
Activities: Canoeing, sights and scenery, hiking. Read more
Sights: Lake Saimaa with its clear waters and pristine forests. Rugged cliffs, ancient rock paintings, Ukonvuori Hill with the old quartz excavation and the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Read more
Suitability: Suitable for summertime hiking only. In winter, entry to islands in Lake Kolovesi is forbidden. In winter, the roads to the area are not maintained. Partly suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.
Services: Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari, Kolovesi Nature Information Hut, excursion harbours, campfire sites, cooking shelters, camping sites, dry toilets, rental huts, boat launching sites, canoe piers. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more
Trails: Two marked nature trails (Nahkiaissalo 3.3km and Mäntysalo 3.8 km). Read more
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/kolovesi
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, address: Akselinkatu 8, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland.