Urpola nature center is Saimaa Geopark natural and cultural site and also a Saimaa Geopark visitor center. Urpola nature center is located in Mikkeli’s oldest residential building from year 1782.
The nature center contains information about nature in South Savo and history of Urpola. Environmental education is also one of the nature center’s purpose. There is a Geopark sign on the courtyard and a lovely nature trail in the Urpola River valley. You can also continue your journey from the visitor center to the nearby Kaihunharju esker and its scenic Kaihu Trail.
Urpola nature center is one of the Saimaa Geopark visitor centers. The Saimaa Geopark showroom features an interactive wall made with the technology of OiOi Collective from Mikkeli. By touching the wall you can explore Saimaa Geopark facts, such as the birth of Saimaa, or bring to life Terhi Kastehelmi’s imaginative mural.