Liesjärvi National Park
Located in the areas of Karkkila, Somero and Tammela, in Kanta-Häme region.
- The Park was established in 1956 and covers 21 square kilometres.
- Despite park small size, area has a rich nature. The Kyynäränharju Ridge traces the line along which of the ice once advanced.
- The Park is located in the area of several municipalities. The area contains mires, eskers, shores and beautiful lakes with nearly 50 kilometres of shoreline.
- The dominating forest type, which covers almost one half of wooded areas, is fresh spruce forest favoured by the blueberry and the lingonberry.
- With a bit of luck, you might spot a flying squirrel, a shy creature of old-growth forests.
- The area’s best-known natural attraction is the low Kyynäränharju esker with its sandy shores. This slender isthmus approximately one kilometre in length separates Lakes Kyynäräjärvi and Liesjärvi. There are also look-out points at Hyypiökallio Cliff and Pirttilahti Bay.
- The park has around 30 kilometres of well signposted circular trails (1.5–5 km) in easy terrain, which makes it an ideal destination for day trips.
- Korteniemi Heritage Farm gives you a chance to try your hand at traditional farm work, meet livestock and experience how people lived 100 years ago.
- Liesjärvi National Park is suitable for visitors of all ages all year. Partly accessible if assisted.
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