Petkeljärvi National Park

Petkeljärvi National Park is picturesque. An enchanting view of the National Park’s sparkling lakes opens from the tops of the park’s beautiful narrow ridges. Petkeljärvi National Park is a popular destination for one day hikes.

The park’s majestic ridges are part of a larger range of ridges, which reaches from the Lake Koitere all the way into Russia. The ridges are not high, but they are steep sided. The park’s forests have remained untouched by the forest industry and 150-year-old shield bark covered pines are the oldest trees found there. In summer the park’s silence is interrupted by the cry of the Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica). Sometimes trails are blocked by trees, which beavers have cut down.

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