Directions

The Ruostejärvi - Liesjärvi National Park Trail is located on the east side of main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori) within the areas of Tammela and Loppi about 95 km from Helsinki and 22 km from Forssa.

By Car

  • Directions to Häme Nature Centre and Ruostejärvi Recreation Area:
    • Turn off main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori) following signs to Häme Visitor Centre (Hämeen luontokeskus), continue driving for 1.5 km and turn left into the parking area according to signposts.
    • When approaching the area from the direction of Porras Village along road 2824 (Härkätie Road) turn to the right into the parking area according to signposts.

Map of Ruostejärvi-Liesjärvi directions

By Public Transportation

  • Häme Nature Centre and Ruostejärvi Recreation Area can be reached by coach. Numerous express coaches travel along main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori) daily. There is a coach stop on the main road at the Eerikkilä intersection (Road 2824/ Härkätie road), from where it is approximately a 1.5 km walk to the visitor centre and Ruostejärvi Recreation Area. Timetables can be found on the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).
  • Journey.fi provides information on public transportation (www.journey.fi)

By Bicycle

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

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Ruostejärvi-Liesjärvi National Park Trail

Other Maps

  • Liesjärvi Torronsuo Hämeen Ilvesreitti, 1:25 000, Calazo 2017. The map is sold by Calazo and retailers such as Häme Nature Centre.
  • 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.
  • Karkkila outdoor and hiking map, 1:50 000, Town of Karkkila
  • Terrain map L421, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus and National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: Outdoor GT map Southern Finland, 2012, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points