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Last weekend I went with Caj to Raisio to visit the Kullavuori watch tower which is a short hike (around 2.5 km in one direction) from the nearby ABC Raisio gas station where we parked our cars.

The Kullavuori watchtower is approximately 71 m above sea level which is quite high compared to the rather flat area of the region. There are plenty of pine trees along the trail so it’s quite easy to find wood for a campfire. There is also a pet cemetery when you enter the trail in Raisio.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

, Even so, the temperatures reached about 9C on that day there was still ice on the trail.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

A lean-to shelter or ‘Laavu’ in Finnish is very common to find in Finnish National Parks.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

A BBQ grill which was installed in front of a Laavu.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

A mini Laavu which works as a storage place for firewood.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

The trail was quite good marked and we came across several waypoints.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

The final bridge before reaching the watchtower.

Hiking Kullavuori Raisio Finland

Kullavuori watch tower.

Conclusion

Turku is a nice place to start exploring the Archipelago but there are also nice places nearby to explore on land like the Kullavuori or the Kurjenrahka National Park. There is also a trail which you can hike from Kullavuori to the Kurjenrahka National Park.