You can take wonderful hikes in Jämsä’s hilly and forested terrain. You can move freely along the local forest tracks, use orienteering maps to plan your own trekking route, or safely go hiking along the marked hiking routes. The beautiful and verdant forests and the impressive terrain invite you to set out hiking – trekking and relaxation come naturally among the murmuring forest breezes. Don´t forget to read more about everyman´s rights in Finland of which are essential for all nature lovers.
Himos Trekking Routes
Himos has a good network of signposted trekking routes, offering routes of different lengths to exercise enthusiasts, hikers, Nordic walking enthusiasts, track runners and snowshoe trekkers. The tracking routes vary between 3 and 12 kilometres and they can be combined to suit one’s interests and abilities. The serene outdoor routes wind their way through varying terrain which features both beautiful forest and rocky terrain. Along the trekking routes, you also get to admire splendid views.
Tour of Paljakka
The tour fits for people of all ages and fitnesses, the route is easy to travel. On the tour of Paljakka, in the Himos highlands, stories of the Finns relation to forest through all ages beginning from the ices melting 10 000 years ago to modern use of wood from the peoples perspective. The product includes Wilderness Guide Talvi services and 10% VAT. For 10 € more for each person you get lunch which includes campfire coffee and tea, a sandwich and a sausage.
Isojärvi National Park
Come spend your holiday in this spectacular national park! Located on the border of Kuhmoinen and Jämsä, the Isojärvi National Park is an ideal destination for spending a day or two. The park’s trails are a total of 30 kilometres in length. The trails are marked and there are camping and campfire sites along the way.
Liekokorpi nature path is a simple option for hiking and recreation. The route offers a delightful nature hike which mostly involves adventuring through the depths of the forest, but also with moments when the view opens up to crop fields.
In terms of landscape and cultural history, Rasuanniemi is an important peninsular area on Lake Kankarisvesi, close to Jämsänkoski. Rasuanniemi is an esker peninsula formed during the Ice Age by ice and water. The esker ranges between 5-15 metres in height. A special feature of the area is its numerous sandy beaches and beautiful, still pristine coves.
A birdwatching platform is located at Tuuralammi, a stream pool on the Jämsänjoki River. Waterfowl and waders resting during their migrations can be spotted from the platform.
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