The nationally valuable Ritamäki conservation area is situated in the Mukkula district of Lahti. Ritamäki is part of the park area of Mukkula Manor. What makes the area valuable is its deciduous woodland. While walking on the Ritamäki Nature Trail, you can encounter endangered plants and rare mushrooms and lichens.
The Ritamäki, located in Mukkula district of Lahti, is a nationally valueable broad leaf woodland area which was pacified as a conservation area in 1962.
It is originally part of the Mukkula manor park areas built in the 18th century.
What makes the area valuable is the lush and versatile broad leaf woodland kind of forest type with its' fine hardwoods, rotten woods common hazels.
The nature trail in the area gives a good picture of Ritamäki's habitats. Along with broad leaf woodlands the path takes the traveler to the northern slope's spruce forest and to the waterfront of lake Vesijärvi.
You can get to the Ritamäki conservation area from Lahti market square by bus number 30 (Mukkula) every 20 minutes. For cars there are parking lots at the parking area of Mukkula mansion. The protection rules in the area are quite strict, but there are many paths from where you can explore the surrounding nature.