Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park with its mires and forests is ideal for day trips and observing nature. One of the best known sights of the National Park is Kuhankuono, the old boundary mark of eight municipalities. Hikes can be extended to last a couple of days on the hiking trail network called Kuhankuonon retkeilyreitistö (www.kuhankuono.fi, in Finnish), which also goes to the surroundings of the park and, for example, to Vaskijärvi Strict Nature Reserve, which is located about 10 km north-west from the National Park.

Kurjenrahka National Park is the largest and most diverse protected mire area in the Southwest Finland. In addition to the mires, the park includes the old-growth forest area of Pukkipalo and a part of Lake Savojärvi. In Kurjenrahka National Park, the mires which are in their natural state and the old-growth forests can develop undisturbed.