Forssa, Folk Park of Saari, 3,5 km

FORSSA

3.5 km

Medium

The Folk Park of Saari is located in Tammela in the Häme Lake Upland. Häme Lake Upland is a rugged and wild forest area characterised by forested lakeshores. The natural diversity and stunning views attract campers from year to year. The area has a variety of short hiking trails that are ideal for day trips.

  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Trail markings: Sign posts
  • Suitability: Suited to families with children, but it is not wheelchair accessible.

Trail description

The 3½ km-long ring trail circles Lake Suujärvi. The forest section features an old log driving track near the trail. The first part proceeds along the park’s nature trail. A separate nature trail presents the nature of the folk park and its special features. The trail continues through fairly even terrain until rising on top of a high ridge between Lake Suujärvi and Lake Määrlammi. The nature in the Folk Park of Saari shows traces of the Ice Age. The Kaukolanharju Ridge is 97 metres above sea level at its highest point.

Good to know

The area has several fairly short hiking trails. The nature trail that starts in the same place as the ring trail is 2.7 km long and quite easy. The trail to the observation tower is half a kilometre long and hilly. There is an information board and a map at the start of every trail.

Difficulty level

The trail features some big hills and is quite rocky on the south-western shore of Lake Suujärvi. The ridge between Lake Suujärvi and Lake Määrlammi is very hilly.

To start the trail

Folk Park of Saari (Saaren kansanpuisto)
Portaantie 476
31300 Tammela
N60 46.591 E23 50.670

Folk Park of Saari is located by road 2821, south from main road 10. There are parking areas on both sides of roa 2821. The main parking area with info boards is on the lake’s side and on the forest’s side there are two Parking areas: bigger one with pavement and smaller one that is closer to the view tower.

There are also some bus connections. Closest bus stop is about 200 meters from the main parking area. Not all buses stop here, so make sure to pick a correct bus.

Sights

  • Lounais-Hämeen pirtti is a house museum decorated in the style of a 19th century farmhouse. It features a restaurant and café.
  • The wooden observation tower has great views.
  • The Folk Park of Saari hosts a Midsummer party

 

Photo gallery of Folk Park of Saari:
Galleriakuvake