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Visiting a mire with children

Geopark has several excursion sites that provide you with easy access to wetland nature. Duckboards lead tiny explorers to the curious creatures and wonderous details of the mires.

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Finland’s second UNESCO Global Geopark

The efforts of the municipalities, companies, associations and residents of the area, Metsähallitus and the Natural Resources Institute Finland, as well as numerous other operators in the region, were rewarded on 7 July 2020, when the UNESCO Executive Board unanimously approved Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas Geopark as part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks network.

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FOREST BATHS IN THE GEOPARK

Based on experience, you can create positive effects in the body and mind by simply spending time in a forest – or, as the Japanese call it, by having a forest bath.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE GEOPARK

Riding a bike in nature requires concentration, which means that you easily pay less attention to nature and its details. You can connect with nature better if you slow down and take frequent stops to take in the forest atmosphere.

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LEARN NEW AT GEOSITES

There are 52 geosites in Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas Geopark. Most of these geosites are natural geological formations, but there are also historical and cultural sites that showcase the utilisation of the geological natural resources of the area.

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AND ENJOY THE MIRE ALL YEAR ROUND

Exploring a mire is easy if there is a safe duckboard route over the marshy tussocks, as there is in Kauhaneva. However, stepping off the duckboards might seem frightening. Taking the first step is not made easier by the knowledge that in the best swamps, there may be several metres of peat and mud on top of the hard soil.

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