Holidays in Finland are famous for "simple pleasures": long way walks in nature, boating, fishing, sauna, evening near a fireplace and sweet sleep in the fresh forest air in a wooden house. But if You want some else to do vicinity of cottage we may offer activities for all ages.
You can visit the Island Lakinsaari, walk along the Moose trail or boat along the Lake Kettujärvi (the Foxlake). Hirvipolku (Moose Trail) length is about 3.5 km and indicated by marks on trees and is accompanied by questions about the nature of Finland, ends near the bridge Kaarisilta leading to the island Lakinsaari.
On the Island Lakinsaari is walking trail, lean-to, fire-making place and a toilet. Walking, you have an opportunity to test themselves on the knowledge of nature, answering questions along the walking trails on the Finnish, English, German or Russian. Cottage dwellers may use the island´s facilities free-of-charge.
Stunning views from the cliff into the valley of the Kymi River and Lake Kettujärvi and on the site you can make a fire and have a picnic. This summer there was assembled a statue of Little Lady of Lake. Pieni Järvineito, the Little Lady of the Lake, is a tribute to Finnish independence, unique lake environment, and Kymijoki River. The Little Lady of the Lake is part of the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centenary of Finnish independence.
Hut "Kipinä" can also be used as a picnic area, particularly in the rainy days. Free access until the 5 p.m., after 5 p.m. can be booked for business party or other event.
Possible lunches and dinners delivery on request.
The surrounding waters such as Kettujärvi Lake, Arrajärvi Lake and River Kymi are great for fishing all around the year and boating fom spring till late automn. The Isokäyrä lure fishing area is about 5 km away the village of Mankala. Fishing licences can be purchased from reception.
Fishing area Harakkakoski (Magpie), 5 km from the cottages provides access from the shore to the river Kymi and allows fishing spinning directly from the jetty. You can get there by car, bicycle or boat. Please note that trolling using motor boats is forbidden in the former rapids area. In the area of the Mankala watter power station is allowed to use engine.
In the rapids coastline is difficult to pass through, but near the fishing territory Harakakoski is cleared shore and built pier for boats. On the area is a open hut, a place for fire, a toilet, a long table with benches and a smokehouse.
On the shore of Lake Kettujärvi near the Tapolanniementie is built a tower for bird watching, which can observe their life in the wild, binoculars and bird guide can be found on the tower, height of tower is 5 meters.
Feel free to pick berries and mushrooms in the surrounding forests. You don´t need any landowner´s permission and is not required to buy a license to picking. However, using "the right of everyone", you can not disturb anyone around 100 m.
Places for basketball and bowling, frisbee golf, table tennis and other games.
A children's playground where is a sandbox, swing, slide and trampoline.
The quiet village roads for those who engage in Nordic walking or bicycle, 5-8 kilometer route as on the roads and in the woods, in winter – skiing trails on the field and forest.
In winter the sledding hill, also sleds, snow-cats.
We can offer for rent:
Boats, motors, bicycles, games, snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes, etc.
In winter: ice fishing house for those who prefer to fish in the winter in warmth.
More info in Equipment rental
We can arrange for you:
Lunch and dinner in the Hut on the island or fishing area Harakkakoski, such as baked-grilled meat, baked salmon on the fire, and more.
Archery and slingshot, axe and horseshoes throwing and more.
Trip along the river Kymi in the church boats and canoes or fishing with a guide.
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