The beautiful and tranquil Kuhmo-Suomussalmi area is abundant with interesting waterways which offer dozens of kilometres of varying canoeing routes for both the beginners and the experienced.
The self-guided canoe tours are a perfect way to explore the wilderness and landscapes along unspoilt small rivers and lakes.
One interesting canoeing route is The Tar route (ca. 60 km long) which follows the trade route of the old tar merchants of Kainuu. It starts at lake Änättijärvi in the northern parts of Kuhmo and continues through the lake chain Lentiira-Iivantiira-Lentua and lake Lammasjärvi toward the town centre.