The Eukko Trail, built by the Ruokolahti Society, runs in the immediate vicinity of the Ruokolahti church hill. Along the way, there are 18 signposts providing information on sites. The signs tell about, among other things, the birth of the church hill’s glaciofluvial deposit, the kettle holes and the Ukonsalmi strait, Saimaa's shipping traffic and church boats, and the history of the area's buildings. Along the trail you will also find information on how the famous painter Albert Edelfelt connects to the Ruokolahti church hill.
The route starts and ends at the Local Museum (Rasilantie 1), where there is parking space. You can get to the path from the courtyard of Ruokolahti House, between the barn and the cart shed. There is a box with maps on the wall of the cart shed. The route is mainly a forest trail and, in some places, quite demanding, and therefore not suitable for people with reduced mobility in all respects.
Safety informationYou walk the path at your own risk. It is advisable to put on footwear that is suitable for the terrain.
Tips and hints
Route maps are available from the mailbox on the wall of the cart shed in the courtyard of the Ruokolahti House. Maps can also be requested from the museum (Tue - Sun 11-17). The texts of the signposts can be read on the Ruokolahti Society's website
Ruokolahti church hill is a geosite of Saimaa Geopark. Ruokolahti Church and the Local Museum are the Geopark's natural and cultural sites. Check out the destinations on Saimaa Geopark's website