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Enjoy exercise, fresh outdoor air and the peace of nature? You’ll find all of these in Ylöjärvi! 

Seitseminen National Park: Experience how crofters used to make their living in these remote backwoods at the heritage farm at Kovero. Learn about the park's flora and fauna at the pleasant Seitseminen Nature Centre – the best place to start exploring the old forests, lakes and marshes of this fascinating part of Finland's backwoods. Address: Seitsemisentie 110, 34530 Länsi-Aure. More information: Metsähallitus, p. 206 39 5270 (Mon to Fri 9 am to 3 pm) sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi. www.nationalparks.fi/seitseminennp

Jylhänkoski Waterfall, address: Löyttyjärventie 814, 34300 Kuru. www.suomenvesiputoukset.fi/waterfalls/browse-waterfalls-of-finland/jylhaenkoski/

Riuttaskorpi Forest is a Recreational Forest area in Ylöjärvi, Pirkanmaa. Address: Torttilantie 452, 34510 Ylöjärvi. More information: Metsähallitus, Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (Mon-Fri 9 am to 3 pm), sisasuomi@metsa.fi. www.nationalparks.fi/riuttaskorpirentalsauna

Forest of Tiitiäinen. The twenty-seven hectare protected forest is located right next to the Pikku-Ahvenisto area. Tiitiäisen metsä pays tribute to the work of Finnish poet, author and translator Kirsi Kunnas. Address: Hopeatie, 33470 Ylöjärvi. luonnonperintosaatio.fi/en/conservation-area/tiitiaisen-metsa/

Pikku-Ahvenisto Nature Trail. The 1,5 km long nature trail goes around Lake Pikku-Ahvenisto. On the western shore of the lake there is a lean-to shelter that anyone can use. Address: Pikku-Ahvenistontie 64 or Kultatie 35, 33470 Ylöjärvi.

Kuttuniska Trail can be found in Kuru (Ylöjärvi), by the Karjula river. The trail is a 3,5 kilometer route and you get to see the Karjula river from both sides. The beginning of the trail can be found next to the Karjula dam. Address: Karjulantie 369, 34300 Kuru.

Trees Nature Trail around Lake Veittijärvi is about 4 kilometres long and easy to walk. Address: Viljakkalantie, 33470 Ylöjärvi.

The Beach and Park Area of Räikkä serves people from all age groups. It has a child-friendly beach, cafeteria/restaurant, beach volley court, playground, an obstacle course for hobby horses, exercise equipment for seniors, sports field, summer cafe Muru (business is run by local youths), parking lot (with charging stations) and in the winter cross-country ski track and a sauna with ice-hole for winter swimmers. Address: Räikäntie, 33470 Ylöjärvi

Port of Kuru is a great place to stop while boating on Näsijärvi and it is only a few hundred meters away from the center of Kuru village. At the port of Kuru you can find guest spots for boats. Address: Satamatie, 34300 Kuru.

For more information, please contact kirjaamo@ylojarvi.fi.

Päivitetty: 28.4.2023