Torronsuo National Park
Located in the Tammela, Kanta-Häme region.
- The Park was established in 1990 and covers an 31 square kilometers.
- The park area is a typical ombrotrophic raised bog – a thick turf layer with its middle part raising above its edges. The turf layer is one of the thickest measured among Finnish bogs, locally extending to 12 meters.
- The area is valuable for its birdlife and butterfly species. Roughly a hundred species nest in the area. Part of the birds and insects are species that typically live in the northern areas, and they aren’t seen much elsewhere in southern Finland.
- Torronsuo area has been well-known for its quartz deposit since the 1700s, and for its rare minerals, such as pegmatite, since the beginning of the 1800s. A total of 15 of the 60 pegmatite minerals in the area were found here for the first time in Finland.
- The Emblem of Torronsuo National Park is Cranberry.
- There are several marked trails across the even Torronsuo terrain (1.5–10 km). A 1.5 km trail, partly covered with duckboards, runs round the island of Kiljamo.
- When the snow conditions are good, there can be up to 45 km of classic cross country skiing trails in the park. You can also enjoy winter in Torronsuo by creating your own ski trail in the terrain.
- The best places to observe birdlife are the Kiljamo nature tower or Idänpäänkallio on the southern side of the bog.
- Parts of the area are closed to the public during certain times of the year. Please respect the signs.
- Torronsuo National Park is suitable for day-trips all year. An accessible campfire site, wide duckboards and an observation platform.
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