DWG Map Turku Finland

Turku, Finland, is a beautiful city with a rich natural environment and several nature parks and reserves in and around the city. Here are descriptions of some of the notable nature parks and areas in and around Turku:

  1. Ruissalo Island: Located just a short drive or a scenic bike ride from Turku city center, Ruissalo Island is a popular nature park and recreational area. It features a diverse landscape with lush forests, rocky shores, sandy beaches, and meadows. There are numerous walking and cycling trails, making it a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The island also hosts the Ruissalo Spa, botanical gardens, and historical buildings, adding to its charm.
  2. Kurjenrahka National Park: This national park is located about 40 kilometers northwest of Turku and covers an area of pristine wilderness, including forests, marshes, and numerous small lakes. It is known for its hiking trails, birdwatching opportunities, and serene natural beauty. The park’s signature feature is Lake Savojärvi, which is surrounded by rugged terrain and peaceful tranquility.
  3. Muhkurinlahti Nature Reserve: Situated to the east of Turku, this nature reserve is known for its birdwatching opportunities. It is an important resting and feeding area for migratory birds, especially during spring and autumn. You can explore the area via wooden walkways and observation towers, allowing you to observe the rich birdlife and the scenic coastal landscape.
  4. Kurjenpolvi Nature Reserve: Located to the north of Turku, Kurjenpolvi offers diverse ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and rocky cliffs. It’s a great place for hiking, birdwatching, and experiencing the serenity of the Finnish wilderness. The reserve is home to various plant and animal species, making it an attractive destination for nature enthusiasts.
  5. Saaronniemi Nature Reserve: This coastal nature reserve is situated on the island of Airisto, south of Turku. It boasts a combination of rugged cliffs, forests, and shoreline areas, making it an ideal spot for both hiking and picnicking. The reserve offers breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea and the archipelago landscape.
  6. Vepsä Island: Located in the Turku Archipelago, Vepsä is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and shallow waters, making it a perfect destination for swimming and sunbathing during the summer months. The island can be reached by ferry and offers a relaxing getaway in a tranquil natural setting.

These nature parks and reserves in and around Turku provide a diverse range of outdoor experiences, from hiking and birdwatching to swimming and picnicking. Whether you’re a nature lover, hiker, or simply looking for a peaceful escape from the city, Turku has something to offer for everyone in its natural surroundings.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

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