Kuusijärvi, Finland 🏞️ Frozen Morning Walk with Ducks
Goodmorning! I hope you brought warm clothing because its turned out to be a chilly morning.
A cold -8°c (17.6°f), the coldest night after the summer, so far.
Welcome to Kuusijärvi, which roughly translates to “Spruce Lake”, a popular all-season outdoor recreational area. In summertime a large sandy beach and in wintertime a beautiful cross-country skiing landscape with ice swimming possibility. Aswell as the only traditional smoke saunas in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area open to public.
As the lake and sauna’s are public and open for everyone, you need no reservation in advance.
It’s possible to swim in the lake all year-round, an ice-hole is accessible in wintertime.
Due to popularity, it can get quite crowded during wintertime, be prepared to queue especially on weekends.
Tickets for adults are 13€, children (7-17) 8€ and student (with card) 8€.
To gather your strength back after a fun day of hiking or swimming, a restaurant is located next to the lake.
The Kuusijärvi walking trails are kept lit in the evenings and in winter these trails transform into ski trails.
The Sipoonkorpi National Park is located right around the corner and easy to reach. The 2 forest areas are connected by the 120-meter-long Sudentassu Bridge (EN: Wolf’s Paw).
Often called as the “gateway to Sipoonkorpi”, decorated with LED lights.
Popularity has been increasing over the years, the need for more parking area has been heard and by the summer of 2022, a total of 150 new parking spaces will be added. Not only the car park will grow, but also the future development for Kuusijärvi. It’s expected to renovate buildings, adding climbing parks, observation tower, a sauna village, tourism facilities, new trails and routes.
Thank you for walking along and discovering more about this area.
I wish you a nice cold but fresh walk! Take care, be safe and have a great day!
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