Paddle through history, ancient waterways of Heinävesi and the channels of Kolovesi National Park on the Heinävesi Seal Trail. It offers beautiful landscapes, historic canals, wild rapids and nature reserve areas all along one and same route! You can start the trail from Kermaranta marina in Kermajärvi nature reserve area and end the tour in Kolovesi National Park. If you wish, you can continue the trail to Joutenvesi and Linnansaari National Park.
There are several camping sites along the route, which can be chosen according to the day trips and weather conditions. Follow everyman's right or use designated campsites. The length of the Heinävesi route is 66-100 kilometres, depending on the point of departure / return, the journey time is from one week to ten days. Heinävesi Seal Trail is an intermediate lake route which requires basic kayaking and camping skills and basic physical condition are required.