Along the edges of the village of Bosund, you can find a short hiking trail that takes you through forests thick and thin. How does lunch by one of the beautiful swamps sound?
The trail starts off near the elementary school and library in the village of Bosund, Larsmo / Luoto. Parking is available near the library, and from the parking place it's only a short stroll down to the beginning of the trail. You start by following a jogging trail for a short bit, but soon you'll enter the nearby forest for the first segment of the trail. You will soon pass a road and residential area, but after moving forward it will mostly be you and forest trails for the next 6 kilometers or so.
A few of the highlights along this route includes the wind shelters and benches plus tables, located next to the three swamps the trail runs by. Two of these areas offer a chance for barbecuing, and all of them are excellent alternatives for a snack or lunch break.
You will encounter forests of varying age during this hike. The trail will also lead you past the outskirts of a few rural settlements.
On a fine and calm day, you might want to take your time at the rest stops to really soak in the views of the swamps, and relax.
Caution! Due to logging projects in the area and nearby areas, there might be some occasional disturbances along the route.
Please note that there is no winter maintenance along this trail. (If there's a lot of snow, it's not recommended to go hiking)
You will be moving along some well-used forest paths so please bring along sturdy and waterproof shoes, good clothes, water and snacks and other provisions.
During 2020, this hiking trail will be combined with two other trails in Larsmo: the Holm hiking trail and the Eugmo hiking trail, to create an approximately 30 kilometer hiking experience - though they will still be able to hike individually as well.
Public transport is limited. The easiest way to get there is by car or bike:
From the center of Luoto / Larsmo:
Link to this route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pqVLpGhjkEShriMA9
From the center of Pietarsaari / Jakobstad:
(Route 749 to Byvägen in Luoto / Larsmo)
Link to this route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/3JF3AMJxqQxyNfnV8
Free parking (guest parking) near the school and library buildings.