Explore the mire landscape of Hämmäauteensuo. The duckboards will take you across the mire to a lean-to shelter. Return by walking around the mire, along a shorter or longer trail.
The smell of a mire and cranberries creeping on peat moss... Hämmäauteensuo is an exciting destination for families with children. There are illustrated information boards at the destination. The starting point is the parking area by Viipurintie Road, where you can find the first information board. The distance to the lean-to shelter is about 1 km, across the mire along the duckboards. You can light a campfire at the lean-to shelter. Return along either edge of the mire: along a shorter trail (about 1 km) or a longer trail (2 km). The longer trail takes you to an old spruce forest and winds along a gravel road back to the starting point. Hämmäauteensuo has been protected under the Nature Conservation Act and it belongs to the national Mire Conservation Programme. However, you are allowed to pick berries and mushrooms on the mire and the area may also be used for teaching. It is safest to hike along the duckboards and you also help to save the sensitive mire landscape.
It is safest to move in a group if you do not know the terrain or the water area. Before the excursion, it is advisable to acquire the necessary maps and guides and check the weather forecast, particularly when going boating. Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that suit the weather. It is recommended that you take first aid equipment, rainwear, a spare set of clothes, as well as enough drinks with you, particularly in the summer. Remember to wear a floating vest when boating.
In wet weather and in winter, duckboards, rocks and piers can be slippery.
During the snowy season, the trails and routes are not maintained.
In an emergency, dial the number 112. Report your location, what has happened and listen to the instructions.