Puijo nature trails
Puijo has forests classified as parks, outdoor, recreational, scenic and protective forests as well as nature conservation areas. Puijo’s protected forests cover around 200 hectares, most of which belongs to the EU’s Natura 2000 network. The forests play an important role for the comfort of living and everyday recreation, and are key to the city’s image. They are also popular places for berry and mushroom picking.
Puijo has three nature trails, all of which are around two kilometres long.
The Puijo trail is mostly located in the old nature conservation area. Information boards along the trail include information about issues such as sledding, the Puijo towers, cultural persons related to Puijo and other cultural history. The trail starts at the end of the Puijonrinteentie road and at the top of the Puijo hill. As the trail has nearly one-hundred metre differences in elevation, it is unsuitable for those not in good physical shape. The Puijo trail is marked with blue marks.
The Konttila round trail familiarises visitors with the old primeval forest and the traditional Konttila environment. Konttila represents traditional living on a slope in Eastern Finland, and includes an old priest’s lodge with an outdoor café and a nature exhibition. The Konttila round trail has been marked with red mark.
You can start on the Kokonmäki round trail that passes through the Kokonmäki hill’s eastern slope from Konttila or the lower part of the Antikkala downhill ski slope. The Kokonmäki round trail has nearly one-hundred metre differences in elevation, which makes it unsuitable for those not in good physical shape. The Kokonmäki round trail has been marked with green marks.
Puijon polku, luontopolku Kuopiossa
Puijon polku, a nature trail in Kuopio. http://goo.gl/ybuAok
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