Vierumäki | Lemmenharju nature trail

Адрес: Saunatie , 19120 Heinola Показать на карте

Адрес: Saunatie , 19120 Heinola

Lemmenharju nature trail near the Sports Institute of Finland in Vierumäki is one of the most charming attractions of the Salpausselkä Geopark. The trail travels on top of steep ridges and follows the shores of clear-watered little lakes.

 

The trail consists of Suurharju scenic trail and a walk around Lake Ahvenlampi. The Suurharju scenic trail alone is 2.4 kilometres long, and the total length of both parts is 4 kilometres. The trail starts from the north side of the main building (Kaskela) of the Sports Institute, down by sparkling Lake Valkjärvi that reflects a green landscape.

Lemmenharju nature trail can be walked clockwise or anticlockwise, following the painted orange markings in the trees. Two campfire sites are provided at the shore of Lake Valkjärvi, and there are benches for resting along the trail. It is also possible to take a swim beside the nature trail at the swimming spot of Lake Valkjärvi or at the beaches of Lake Saarijärvi and Lake Suurijärvi. In the winter the gutsy ones can take a dip in the refreshingly cold water in a hole in the ice on Lake Valkjärvi.

The Vierumäki Friends app provides a digital map of the nature trails. Vierumäki offers a broad range of services: accommodation, restaurants and cafes as well as a climbing park, indoor swimming pool facilities and many sports activities. You can see all offerings, services and events in Vierumäki when you download the free Vierumäki Friends app.

The Sports Institute of Finland is located at the extensive Vierumäenkangas delta area, which is a part of the Second Salpausselkä ridge that was formed at the front of the continental glacier a little less than 12,000 years ago. To the north of the Sports Institute, there is another ridge that extends to the centre of Heinola and beyond and meets the Salpausselkä ridge. This ridge is an esker that was formed of stratified sand and gravel carried by the meltwater of the continental glacier.

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