Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Kouvola

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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Kouvola

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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,500 contributions
    There is a very nice circle route named Korpin kierros in Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area. It is 2.1 kilometers long and starts just behind the shopping center Veturi, 200 meters from K-Rauta Ironmonger's (home improvement shop).

    You don't need wellingtons (rubber boots), because there are boardwalks on the wettest passages. There is a low observation tower on the trail. If you are hiking with kids, you should be aware, because there is a cliff without a fence next to the observation tower.

    There aren't any services in Niivermäki (not even dry toilets or waste baskets). So you have to use the services of the shopping center Veturi.

    Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area is worth of a separate trip but it is also a nice resting place for drivers driving along the highway 6.
    Written 14 August 2015
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,500 contributions
    Hevoshaan Arboretum is situated in Sippola (address Silmuntie 140), about 30 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. This is a quite nice arboretum (a botanical garden devoted to trees). Trees have been planted mainly in the 1930's and some of them in the 2000's. There isn't any admission fee and it is easy to walk along a marked path. However, I prefer Arboretum Mustila, which is located in the former municipality of Elimäki (nowadays it belongs to the city of Kouvola), about 25 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. Hevoshaan Arboretum isn't as as big and as diverse as Arboretum Mustila.
    Written 9 October 2015
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,500 contributions
    Ratamo Health Forest (Ratamon terveysmetsä in Finnish) is situated very near the city center of Kouvola, about a kilometer from Manski Pedestrian Street. There are beautiful natural habitats and an accessible walking route in Ratamo Health Forest. The route is less than a kilometer long. You find a bridge, sitting places, picnic tables, a swing, artworks and insect hotels there. The artwork by Tiina Karimaa is named Suoja (Shelter) and it works as an insect hotel as well. The artwork by Heini Nieminen and Sandra Nyberg is named Valon Tunne (The Sense of Light) and it consists of several words made of mirror glass. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature easily.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,500 contributions
    Myllypuro Nature Path starts from the crossroads of Kiehuvantie and Vuokkomäentie (address Kiehuvantie 197), under a road bridge next to the natural gas plant of Gasum. There was a watermill there as early as in the 18th century. The nature path follows the side of a small stream and it is about 1,5 kilometers long in one direction. The whole protected are is over 28 hectares. You see old trees there and if you are lucky, you can see flying squirrels, too. Now a fun fact: The American horror movie "Rage: Midsummer's Eve" was filmed partly here, in the pond next to the small waterfall.
    Written 20 August 2020
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,500 contributions
    Alakylä nature path (Alakylän luontopolku) is 4 kilometers long. They have two parking places. The address of the bigger parking place is Läntinen Ratatie 286 and the smaller one is Koriansuora 353, at the beginning of Tammirannantie Street. There is a bus stop next to the parking place.

    The route between Läntinen Ratatie Parking and the lean-to shelter (the campfire site) is accessible for everybody (bikes, wheelchairs, prams). The distance is about 800 meters. After that there are some quite long stairs. The whole circle route along Lepoahontie is about 4 kilometers. If you walk to Alakylä, you see a small agricultural village.

    There are some nice sitting places along the path. However, mostly it is just a typical Finnish forest. There are some beautiful ravines there but views to the big River Kymi (Kymijoki) are barely visible because there are so many trees there.

    You don't need any special shoes or boots but a long sleeve shirt or a jacket may be a good idea because there may be mosquitoes there in summer.
    Written 10 April 2020
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