Activities in Martimoaapa
What can one do in Martimoaapa?
Walk on Marked Trails
The Martimoaapa Hiking Trail, 12.8 km, passes through the mire reserve, and the Järviaapa Trail, 9 km, is a circular trail that starts from Hangassalmenaho. The Järviaapa Trail is well suited for a day trip. In addition, the skiing trail that passes through the western part of the area also functions as a hiking trail in summer.
Go Wilderness Trekking
The area's wilderness huts make over-night hikes easy.
Go Bird Watching
The mire reserve is a bird watchers' paradise. Birds can be observed for example from one of the area's three bird watching towers located on the north side of Lake Martimojärvi, on top of Keski-Penikka Hill and on the children's nature trail. All three towers are situated on trails and are easily accessible.
Walk on Nature Trail
Hangassalmenaho parking area is the starting point for a 3-km-long children's nature trail with fairytale themes.
Ski Cross-country on Maintained Trail and off Trails
The 36 km-long Lautiosaari - Puukkokumpu ski-route passes through the western part of the area. At Martimoaapa you can also ski cross-country off the trails.
Go Ski Trekking
Especially in spring when the snow crust is hard you can take day-trips or ski hikes lasting several days. The area's wilderness huts offer shelter for the night.
- Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are Everyman's Rights (ymparisto.fi), which means that no permits are needed for these.
- Fishing is allowed in the reserve if you have paid the fishing management fee (eraluvat.fi). An exception to this is fast flowing parts of whitefish and salmon rich rivers. To fish there you must have a Metsähallitus' recreational fishing licence (eraluvat.fi).
- Fishing permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (eräluvat.fi) and at Pilke House Customer Service.
- Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
Hunting of small game is allowed if you have a permit for area 2618 Keminmaa - Simo. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (eräluvat.fi).
Go Berry and Mushroom Picking
Picking of berries and mushrooms is permitted in the reserve.