Valkmusa National Park
Valkmusa's extensive natural open bogs give visitors a chance to wind down and see, hear, smell and even taste nature all around. Look out for wetland birds and fluttering marshland butterflies, especially in spring and summer when the air is filled with birdsong. Find tasty cranberries growing among the bog moss.
A day-trip destination suitable for visitors of all ages all year. No accessible services.The untouched nature of Valkmusa National Park is at its liveliest in spring time. Nature that is coloured by peat moss is a heaven for many bird and butterfly species. More than 40 types of mire habitats have been found within the National Park, which is an exceptionally abundant amount for Southern Finland. The natural features of the mires are considered internationally as valuable. The edges of these mires have for the most part remained in their natural state.
The mires in the National Park are called Munasuo, Valkmusa, Kananiemensuo and Mustanjärvensuo. Munasuo Mire is Finland's largest coastal hummocked raised bog. Raised bogs are thick-mossed and barren bogs with a centre that is higher than their edges. At the edges of Munasuo Mire there are wet mires with peat moss, spruce mires and pine mires. Kananiemensuo Mire has retained its wilderness-like atmosphere. It is a mix of many different mire types, which blend to form an impressive whole. Clearly visible in the mess are two raised bogs and one aapa bog. The centre of the mire is very damp.
In nature conservation areas, everyman's rights do not apply in the normal way. Please always check the rules of the destination before making your trip.
National parks are nature reserves, whose key task is to safeguard biodiversity and enable people to enjoy and relax in nature on the terms of nature conservation. All national parks in Finland are managed by Metsähallitus.
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