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.
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.