Teijo National Park
Located in the Salo, in Southwest Finland region.
- The park was established 2015 and covers an area of 34 square kilometers.
- Teijo’s attractions include peaceful lakes and forests, as well as historic ironworks villages where traditional crafts still thrive.
- There are historical industrial areas, including a former iron works area in Kirjakkala. The iron works contain many log houses from the 1800s which have been renovated to their original state.
- In the area, there is one eutrophic fen, which is a type of mire that has almost disappeared in southern Finland. The forests are mainly young managed pine forests.
- The area is also home for several species of freshwater fish, nesting birds including goose, cranes, sandpipers and grouse; and mammals such as moose, deer and lynx.
- The Emblem of Teijo National Park is Grey-headed woodpecker.
- You can get a good taste of Teijo on a day trip, but it’s also well worth staying over.
- There are about 50 km of marked trails in area. Most of them are 2 – 8 km long, and suitable for day trips, but by combining them it is possible to make a hiking trip that lasts for a weekend. There are several parking areas and starting points for routes in the area.
- Matildanjärvi Lake is one of Metsähallitus’ special fishing destinations, and it is stocked regularly with rainbow trout large enough to keep. A specific permit for Matildanjärvi is required for any type of fishing in this lake.
- The trails in Teijo are ideal for mountain biking. Variations in altitude provide plenty of challenges. Please stay on the clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.
- Canoes, kayaks, row boats and SUP-boards are available for rent by the lake and sea. There are campfire sites on the shores and islands and you can stay overnight in a lean-to-shelter or bring your own tent.
- Mathildedal harbour (2 km from the Nature Centre) is accessible by motor and sailboat. Services available.
- Teijo National Park is suitable for visitors of all ages and conditions all year. Partly accessible.
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