Valkmusa National Park
Located in the areas of Kotka and Pyhtää, in Kymenlaakso region.
- The park covers an area of 19 square kilometres and was established in 1996.
- The extensive natural open bogs give visitors a chance to wind down and see, hear, smell and even taste nature all around.
- More than 40 types of mire habitats have been found within the National Park, which is an exceptionally abundant amount for Southern Finland.
- The area is the largest unbuilt forest, marsh and lake area in south-eastern Finland. The mires in the National Park are called Munasuo, Valkmusa, Kananiemensuo and Mustanjärvensuo.
- Many rare and threatened butterfly and moth species inhabit at the park.
- The area is favored by western ospreys. The osprey is a large and spectacular bird of prey that eats almost exclusively fish.
- The Emblem of Valkmusa National Park is Purple-bordered Gold.
- The peaceful area by the River Kymijoki offers a pristine mire landscape, hiking and skiing tours and a glimpse into the lives of wetland birds and marshland butterflies.
- You can hike along the 2.5 km marked circular trail with duckboards across the Valkmusa mires. On the way can climb the nature tower to observe the wide-open mire landscape.
- On skis, you will have access to all parts of the national park – create your own ski trails on the terrain or ski along the maintained trail, if snow conditions permit.
- You can climb into a nature tower to observe birdlife. The park is famous for the rich variety of its birdlife.
- Let geocaching lead you into the depths of a pristine mire landscape. Please bear in mind that when there is no snow and ice, parts of the wetlands are inaccessible and only marked trails can be used.
- Valkmusa National Park is a day-trip destination suitable for visitors of all ages all year. No accessible services.
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