Experience the serenity and mystique of the wild mires and discover the traces of the past geological drama. The geology of Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark has international value. All Geoparks have their own geological theme, which in Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark is the development from an ancient mountain range to the landscape of vast open mires we see today.
Geoparks tell the story of the earth through the internationally valuable geology, living nature, landscape and cultural heritage of their region.
Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark's story tells the story of the development from an ancient mountain range to the landscape of vast open mires we see today
Geopark's operations are based on cooperation. The Geopark Association coordinates Geopark together with its members, stakeholders and partners.
Geopark operates in networks domestically and internationally. We learn from others and share experiences.
The ELY Centers and the Leader Offices of the area have funded the development of Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark for many years. The Geopark has several ongoing projects funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
The mires, forests, lakes and rivers of the Geopark area dictate what can be found on our dinner plate.
The best way to learn about the Geopark is to experience it on site. The sites tell the history of the region from the past 1,900 million years ago to the present. Understanding of the value of the area helps to preserve its special features for future generations too.
Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCo Global Geopark area consists of nine municipalities