Today I went hiking to the Kurjenrahka National Park in Finland which is located around 30 km north of Turku - a heaven for mushroom lovers!
I parked my car at Kurjenpesä where I found an information board about the National Park.
In the Kurjenpesä visitor center I was able to pick up a free map.
I started my hike on the Savonjarven Kierros which goes around the Savojärvi lake.
I discovered the Kuhankuono boundary stone which has been an important boundary mark since 600 years.
My hike continues along mires and spruces.
Where I also found some sort of monument - A. Jalosen Muistomerkki
On the way I found endless mushrooms in all colours and shapes.
Again crossing a mire.
Where I finally reached Rantapiha which is just located on the opposite site of lake Savojärvi where I begun my adventure.
The markings in the Kurjenrahka National Park as excellent.
I decided to walk along the Luontopolku which goes through an old-growth forest before continuing my hike along the shore of lake Savojärvi.
The boundaries of the National Park …
After strolling along the Luontopolku I decided to continue my hike along the Savonjarven Kierros
On the trail always a view towards the lake Savojärvi and the smell of spruces in my nose.
Some trees seem to like the lake as well.
Colourful plants along the trail.
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Again, well marked trails.
Finally, I found the ultimate mushroom spot on the whole trail.
To sum up, this was a great hike and I will come back another time in order to explore the Takaniitunvuori outlook and Vajosuo. 2 years later I went for another hike to Kujenrahka National Park.
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