Nuuksio National Park
Located in the areas of Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti, in Uusimaa region.
- Park covers an area of 55 square kilometers and was established in 1994.
- At starting time, it was speculated that without the Conservation Decision, the area designated as a National Park would soon have been used as a building land, as the metropolitan area began to grow at an accelerating pace and the need for land was growing dramatically.
- The location of National Park near the capital is rare by European standards. The area is a green oasis in the capital region. The rocky lake upland is home to many species that thrive in old-growth forests, vibrant meadows and valleys, and ponds. The park is known to host dozens species of fauna, flora and fungi.
- The population in Nuuksio is one of the densest Flying Squirrel populations found in Finland. There are almost 200 places, where they live. That’s why it has been chosen the emblem species of the National Park.
- Scouts have held their summer camps in the Nuuksio area for several decades.
- The easiest way to get to know Nuuksio National Park, is by hiking on marked trails. There are more than 30 kilometres of marked trails around Haukkalampi pond, the Kattila area and Lake Siikajärvi.
- Both beginners and experienced hikers will find suitable outdoor destinations among multiple nature trails, circle trails and other routes. In Nuuksio you can also enjoy the nature by bike and riding on a horse, as well as, with a wheel chair or with a trolley.
- Nuuksio’s appeal lies in its close proximity to the capital and the wide range of activities on offer for people of all ages.
- Nuuksio National Park is suitable for the families and tourists. Wheelchair access to the Haukkalampi, Kattila and Haltia areas.
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