A nature lover’s wonderland
The amazing lakes, ponds and rivers of the Finnish Lakeland, Päijänne National Park and countless nature reserves and hiking trails let you answer the call of the wild. Get to know the Salpausselkä Geopark destinations, hike on the majestic Hiidensaari island, swing on the suspension bridge of the Kuninkaanpolku trail or climb to the top of the ancient hill fort of Kapatuosia.
Enjoy the outdoors and spot photogenic nature destinations
The most photogenic nature destinations, such as the Pulkkilanharju esker, Häränsilmä pond, Kullasvuori hill, Pirunkirkko rock formation and many other attractions, are miraculous natural wonders. You can snap the best shots of Lake Päijänne when you climb the steps to the top of Aurinkovuori hill.
Lapakisto, the favourite of families with children, Päijänne National Park, the Aurinko–Ilves or Päijänne–Ilves connection routes to Evo Hiking Area, the Tiilijärvet route, the Lehmusreitti urban nature trail and many other paths and trails provide varying terrain, beautiful landscapes and atmospheric lean-tos for enjoying your snacks.
The classic Lake Vesijärvi route, the best lakeside scenery in Lahti and many of our other cycling route tips provide ideas and maps for excursions spanning from a few hours to all-day biking tours. If mountain biking is your thing, give the new Kevätpuronpolku trail in Pajulahti a go.
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Autumn colours and nature preparing for winter invite you to explore
See our tip on fun autumn colour trips for the rest of the year.
Lehmusreitti – an urban nature trail almost in the city centre
The urban park trail in Lahti city centre, Lehmusreitti (“Tilia Trail”), is a diverse mix of different types of forests, lookout spots, lake shores and the most interesting sights in Lahti.