Kaikki aiheesta: nature


Nordic Skating

The lakes in the Pyhäjärvi area often freeze before Christmas, sometimes even in early November. The snowless winters of the…

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There are many significant natural and protected bird waters located in the Lake Pyhäjärvi area. Approximately 300 bird species have…

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The Lake Pyhäjärvi Area offers hikers interesting routes and trails full of classic Finnish shelters, guided outdoor adventures, the unspoilt…

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The nature around Lake Pyhäjärvi is unique: lakes, rivers, rare birds, rare plants, fishing grounds, forests and swamplands are found…

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Eura Canoeing Club

Eura’s Canoeing Club is active canoeing association.

Canoeing Club is renting canoes and kayaks in two different locations. The other location is on the shore of lake Pyhäjärvi and the other is by the river Eurajoki. Both locations are close to the center of Eura.

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Cycling Route around Lake Köyliönjärvi

Cycling route around lake Köyliönjärvi runs through the national landscape of lake Köyliönjärvi. The lenght of the route is approximately 31 kilometers. (more…)

The Birdlife of the Lake Pyhäjärvi Area

About 300 bird species have been spotted in the Lake Pyhäjärvi Area. (more…)

Lake Liesjärvi Birdwatching Tower

The lake Liesjärvi’s birdwatching tower is located in the western parts of lake Pyhäjärvi area. Lake Liesjärvi is a protected wetland which belongs to the Natura 2000 network.

Address: Liesjärventie 357, Laitila

Vaaljoki Frisbee Golf Course

In Vaaljoki village in Eura there is a 9 hole forested frisbee golf course. The course is suitable for beginners. (more…)

The Royal Spring and the Watermill

The historical Kuninkaanlähde (Royal Spring) and the old watermill are located in the village of Kankaanpää in Köyliö. Kuninkaanlähde is one of the largest springs in Finland, and it received its name after the visit of King Gustav III of Sweden in 1775.

From Säkylänjärvi to Kuninkaanlähde the spring flows along the stream Kuninkaanlähteenoja into Lake Köyliönjärvi. On Kuninkaanlähteenoja there are two water mills, one being Martin Vesimylly, which has been preserved and restored in the modern era.

Kuninkaanlähteentie 425, Köyliö

Nature Cabinet

Luontokapinetti (Nature Cabinet) is a wildlife exhibition in Yläne. An exhibition space of 600 m2 has been built to include the entire universe. Knowledgeable enthusiasts will find new things to learn by immersing themselves in the details and others can admire and enjoy the exhibition by admiring its visual beauty. Guided tours are available.

Hovilanmäentie 2, 21900 Yläne

Ilo Adventures

Ilo Adventures rents canoes and kayaks, organises guided canoe tours and canoeing courses. Ilo Adventures equipment can also be rented at Säkylä’s Katismaa island.

Rantatie 238, 27800 Säkylä

Eskola Wilderness Cabins

Eskola Wilderness Cabins are situated within the vicinity of the wilds of Lake Vaskijärvi’s nature reserve and Lake Elijärvi in Yläne. The Eskola cabins have been built for travellers who appreciate nature and ecotourism. In addition, there is the possibility to order campfire coffee, catering and a smoke sauna. The cabins are also suitable for meetings.

Eskolankuja 35, 21900 Yläne

Säkylä’s Wilderness and Fishing Tourism

Säkylä’s Wilderness and Fishing Tourism offers high quality cottages for rent on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi. Accommodation is available in three different sized cabins, the largest of which can sleep nine people. The cottages are located near the centre of Säkylä. There is also a smoke sauna and a barbecue hut. Fishing programme services are also available.

Rantatie 137, 27800 Säkylä

Fishing on Lake Koskeljärvi

Koskeljärvi is a shallow, wilderness-like lake in Honkilahti, Eura. (more…)

Fishing on Lake Köyliönjärvi

Lake Köyliönjärvi is located in the eastern half of the lake Pyhäjärvi area in the village Köyliö in Säkylä municipality and supports a wide range of fishing. (more…)

Lake Metsäjärvi Nature Trail

Metsäjärvi Nature Trail is located near the village of Kankaanpää, to the south-east of lake Köyliönjärvi.

The nature trail begins at the Kaarnikka Wilderness Centre. The trail winds through covered forests and eventually leads to a shelter and campfire site on lake Metsäjärvi’s shore. A map of the route can be found here.

The length of the trail is about 5.5 km but this can be shortened if you turn back at the shelter.

The starting point at road Kaarnikantie has an information board.

Kalikka’s Swimming Beach and Saunas

In the southern end of Lake Pyhäjärvi there are public beach and saunas in Kalika. The area is shared by the municipalities of Pöytyä and Loimaa.

Pöytyä’s sauna is in public use on even numbered weeks and the Loimaa sauna is used in odd numbered weeks. The saunas are open daily in June, July and August from 12:00 to 21:00. At Midsummer Pöytyä sauna is open to the public.

The area has dressing and washing facilities, firesites and a beach.

Address: Kalikantie 42, Pöytyä

More info:
loimaa.fi | Kalikka
poytya.fi | Kalikka

Lake Ilmiinjärvi Swimming Beach

Ilmiinjärvi’s small-scale public beach is located near the borders of Säkylä and Kokemäki’s municipalities, on Lake Köyliönjärvi’s nothernside. Dressing room facilities and a dry toilet.

Address: Ilmiintie 316, Köyliö

Yttilänotta Swimming Beach, lake Köyliönjärvi

The Yttilänotta public beach is located on the eastern edge of lake Köyliönjärvi. The beach has a diving tower, changing rooms, a dry toilet and a sauna for rent. Sauna reservations are handled by Säkylä’s municipal office.

Address: Yttilän Ottantie 80, Köyliö

Pappila Swimming Beach, lake Köyliönjärvi

Pappila’s public swimming beach is located on lake Köyliönjärvi’s western side and has changing room facilities, a dry toilet and a shelter.

Address: Pappilantie 114, Köyliö

Kankaanpää Swimming Beach, Lake Köyliönjärvi

Kankaanpää’s public swimming beach is located at the southern end of Lake Köyliönjärvi in ​​the village of Kankaanpää. The beach has changing room facilities and a dry toilet.

Address: Kuninkaanlähteentie 374, Säkylä

Korpi Village Swimming Beach

The small public swimming place is located on the river Pyhäjoki in village Korpi of Säkylä. The beach has changing rooms, a dry toilet and a small playground for children.

Address: Korventie 151, Säkylä

Nummiranta Swimming Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Nummiranta’s public swimming beach is located in lake Pyhäjärvi’s southeast corner on the border between Säkylä and Pöytyä. It has changing rooms and a dry toilet.

Address: Nummirannantie, Säkylä

Kotkastenlahti Swimming Beach, Pyhäjärvi

Kotkastenlahti beach is located in Säkylä. In the vicinity of the beach there is also Kiviterrasi’s (Stone Terrace) campfire site. Kotkastenniemi Beach probably has Pyhäjärvi’s longest jetty.

Adress: Rantatie 922, Säkylä

Katismaa Swimming Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Katismaa’s public beach is located near Säkylä fishing harbour on Katismaa Island. The beach has a jumping tower, changing room facilities and a children’s playground.

Address: Katismaantie 13, Säkylä.

Säkylä Sand Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Säkylä sandy beach is located at the northeastern side of lake Pyhäjärvi. The public beach has a dry toilet and changing rooms.

Address: Rantatie 1048, Säkylä

Lake Vähäjärvi Swimming Beach and Sauna

Vähäjärvi Swimming Beach and Sauna are located in Honkilahti, Eura.

Address: Äimäröntie 66, Honkilahti

Raumanmöljä Swimming Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Raumanmöljä public beach is located in Eura on lake Pyhäjärvi. It has changing rooms, a dry toilet, a playground for children and mooring for boats.

Address: Möljäntie 9, Kauttua

Mäkelä Swimming Beach, river Eurajoki

Mäkelä’s small public swimming beach is located in Kiukainen on river Eurajoki.

Address: Mäkeläntie 13, Kiukainen

Turaranta Sauna and Swimming Beach, lake Turajärvi

Turaranta’s public beach and sauna are situated in the west of Eura on lake Turajärvi shores.

Address: Etelärannantie 239, Eura

Lake Loukonen Swimming Beach

Loukostenranta’s small swimming beach is located on the west side of Naarjoki village on the shores of Lake Loukonen. The beach has changing room facilities and a dry toilet. It is maintained by the municipality of Eura.

Adress: Loukostentie 58, Naarjoki

Eloranta Swimming Beach and Sauna, lake Auvoljärvi

Eloranta’s swimming beach and sauna is a public sauna and area owned by the Eura municipality on lake Auvoljärvi. There is also a small camping area in front of the lodge.

Address: Auvoljärventie 161 A, Hinnerjoki

Myllyojanlahti Swimming Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Myllyojanlahti swimming beach is located in the northwest corner of lake Pyhäjärvi by the Laitilantie road.

Address: Laitilantie 710, Eura

Valasranta Swimming Beach, lake Pyhäjärvi

Valasranta swimming beach is located in the south of Lake Pyhäjärvi in Yläne.

Address: Valasrannantie 363, Yläne

Kiperi Swimming Beach and Sauna, lake Pyhäjärvi

Kiperi public beach and sauna is on the northwestern edge of Pyhäjärvi and is open to swimmers in the summer and winter season. The beach is shallow and child-friendly and there are dressing rooms, toilets, a children’s playground and beach volleyball. And Kiperi’s 18-hole frisbee golf course is nearby.

Sauna and a small convenience store are open daily in summertime.

In winter, you can be brave and try ice-swimming.

Address: Kiperintie 83, Kauttua
Facebook: Kiperi

Canoeing in river Eurajoki

The river Eurajoki, which has its source in Lake Pyhäjärvi, is great for canoeing. The section of the popular journey from Kattuankoski rapids to Eurakoski dam in village Kiukainen is approximately 12 kilometers.

Examples of possible places to begin journeys include from below the Kauttuankoski rapids in Kauttua’s Ironworks area or Eura’s canoeing club.

Kayaks and canoes can be rented from Eura’s Canoeing Club, for example.

Canoeing on lake Koskeljärvi

Lake Koskeljärvi is a protected and peaceful natural environment and an excellent canoeing destination; parking areas and shelters can be found near the lakeshore.

You can go canoeing, for example, from the Härkluoma or Latosaari shelters. Koskeljärvi is also well suited for overnight tour canoeing.

Kayaks and canoes can be rented from Eura’s Canoeing Club and Ilo Adventures. Guided canoe trips to Koskeljärvi are provided by Avec Marja and Loimaa Travel Guides.

luontoon.fi | Koskeljärvi

Nordic Skating on Lake Koskeljärvi

A favoured place for hikers in southwestern Finland is Lake Koskeljärvi in Eura. It belongs to the Natura 2000 network and is the largest lake without permanent buildings in Southwest Finland. Koskeljärvi is relatively shallow and therefore it freezes quicker than in sea areas. Although Koskeljärvi is only eight kilometres long, you can skate even up to 25 kilometres by skating around its shores. Several shelters and parking areas can be found around the lake.

luontoon.fi | Koskeljärvi

Nordic Skating on Lake Köyliönjärvi

A perfect nordic skating route is cleared for Lake Köyliönjärvi in winter. (more…)

Cycling from Rauma to Eura

Cycling between the city of Rauma and the centre of Eura covers around 43 kilometres.

The cycle route starts from Old Rauma and allows cyclists to take in UNESCO World Heritage site Sammallahdenmäki and other sites before ending in the centre of Eura. (more…)

Kuhankuono Hiking Route

Kuhankuono Hiking Route is a network of hiking trails located in the region of Southwest Finland. There are three Kuhankuono trails in the Yläne area: The Two Lake Tour, Vaskijärvi Trail and Pirunkirkko’s Hike. In addition, there are other Kuhankuono hiking trail options in the Kurjenrahka National Park and it vicinity, such as round Lake Savojärvi.


Harola Forest

Harola is located in the northwest corner of Lake Pyhäjärvi and is the most nature rich representative of the area’s broadleaf and mixed forests in Lake Pyhäjärvi area. In addition to Satakunta’s finest groves and nationally valuable ancient sites, there are also upland forests, bog woodland and the shores of Lake Pyhäjärvi.

Address: Pähkinistöntie 218, Kauttua

luontoon.fi | Harola

Ruukinpuisto Nature Trail

Ruukinpuisto Nature Trail runs alongside river Eurajoki, which rises from Lake Pyhäjärvi. The surrounding forest’s diverse tree species offer peace for both walkers and forest dwellers. (more…)

Nature trail of Hiittenkari

Nature trail of Hiittenkari is located on the edge of the northern end of lake Pyhäjärvi in Kauttua village. The path leads to Hiittenkari, which is half a mile in length and roughly tapers to lake Pyhäjärvi’s unique projecting ridge peninsula. (more…)

Lake Koskeljärvi Area

Koskeljärvi is the largest lake in the southwest of Finland to be free of holiday homes and an internationally valuable area for water birds, but it is also an important recreational area. Lake Koskeljärvi is surrounded by an excellent network of nature sites, shelters and hiking routes.

Härkluoma lean-to: Härkluomantie 179, Honkilahti
Latosaari lean-to and birdwatching tower: Rantamaantie 107, Vaaljoki (Eura)

luontoon.fi | Koskeljärvi

Vaskijärvi Strict Nature Reserve

Vaskijärvi Strict Nature Reserve is located in Yläne on the south-west of lake Elijärvi and the surrounding area is one of the largest preserved wilderness areas in Southwest Finland.

Nationalparks.fi | Vaskijärvi

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park is located on the southern edge of the lake Pyhäjärvi area, bordering Pöytyä, Aura, Nousiainen, Mynämäki, Masku, Rusko and Turku. Kurjenrahka National Park is a popular hiking area and suitable for hikers of all kinds.

nationalparks.fi | Kurjenrahka

Sieravuori Outdoor Trail

In Eura’s village Honkilahti, in the scenic surroundings of lake Pyhäjarvi by rugged cliffs and forested shoreline the winding Sieravuori Outdoor Trail is perfect for a wide range of hiking and exercise activities. The lenght of the trail is about 8.1 kilometers. (more…)

Harjureitti Hiking Area

Harjureitti Hiking Area is located in the Säkylänharjun-Virttaankangas Esker area and has a choice of several trails for hikers and excellent shelters for taking a break. Along the hiking trails there are also information boards describing the nature, groundwater and geology of the area. The area is maintained by the municipalities and cities of Säkylä, Oripää, Huittinen and Loimaa.

In winter, the Harjureitti becomes a skiing track, which 14 kilometers is lit.


Vampula Frisbee Golf Course

Vampula’s frisbee golf course is located near the Säkylä and Huittinen border on the Harjureitti hiking area. A forested course begins the at Vampula’s outdoor rest area. The course offers 10 and 18 hole options. Frisbee golf course is not in use during the winter skiing season.

Address: Harjuntie 407, Vampula
frisbeegolfradat.fi | Vampula

Cycling Route Eskers Rotation

The 48 km long cycling route begin in the centre of Säkylä and runs alongside Lake Pyhäjärvi to Pyhäjoki village to esker Säkylänharju-Virttaankangas and from village Kankaanpää back to Säkylä. (more…)

Säkylä Scenic Cycling Route

Along the Säkylä scenic cycling route, you can enjoy the unique landscape of Lake Pyhäjärvi and the open landscape of Säkylä and Köyliö, which are national landscapes. (more…)

Cycling route Eura – Kiukainen – Tuiskula

The cycling route runs in Finnish countryside from Eura to Kiukainen and back to Eura via village Tuiskula. The length of the route is 31 km. (more…)

Cycle into Prehistory and National Landscapes

The route runs along the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi, and through the historically valuable national landscape of Lake Köyliönjärvi. Along the route there are interesting historical sites, such as ancient ruins and museums. The route takes cyclists into prehistory and the route of Christianity’s entry into Finland. (more…)

Cycling route Yläne – Raasi – Uusikartano

The 29 kilometre long bicycle route from Yläne centre runs through the Raasi area to Uusikartano and then back to Yläne along the Yläneenjoki river. (more…)

Latosaari Birdwatching Tower, lake Koskeljärvi

Lake Koskeljärvi is an internationally valuable area for waterbirds. Koskeljärvi’s birdwatching tower is located at the south-west corner of the lake in Latosaari, where you can also find a lean-to and a dry toilet. The car park is located a few hundred metres from the lean-to.

Address: Rantamaantie 107, Vaaljoki
luontoon.fi | Koskeljärvi

Vinnari Birdwatching Tower, lake Köyliönjarvi

Vinnari birdwatching tower is located near lake Köyliönjärvi outlet near Pispa beach. There is a parking space, lean-to and dry toilet close to the tower.

Address: Pispantie 131, Köyliö

Honkilahti Frisbee Golf Course

Eura’s Honkilahti village has a 9 hole forest course running alongside outdoor trail.

Address: Koskenkylänraitti 89, Honkilahti
frisbeegolfradat.fi | Honkilahti

Lake Vaaljärvi Birdwatching Tower

Lake Vaaljärvi birdwatching tower is located on the northwest corner of lake Vaaljärvi in ​​the village of Vaaljoki in Eura. Lake Vaaljärvi is located nearby the lake Koskeljärvi.

Address: Vaaljoentie 616, Vaaljoki
luontoon.fi | Koskeljärvi

Sarvonlahti Birdwatching Tower, lake Pyhäjärvi

Sarvonlahti birdwatching tower is located in Säkylä at the eastern edge of Lake Pyhäjärvi. Nearby the parking area you can find also dry toilets.

Address: Pioneeritie 107, Säkylä