Snow melts away, flowers bloom
The protected nature areas of Lake Läppträsket in Karis and Ramsholmen park in Ekenäs are soon covered by wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa), small white flowers which are also featured in Raseborg's coat of arms. And while talking about the flora, Gullö's "flower dale" is worth mentioning. When thousands of daffodils come into bloom, the trail through the dale and the springtime café open for visitors. It's best to check beforehand when the full bloom is at hand and whether the dale is visitable or not. It's certainly an urforgettable delight to wander amongst the blooming flower beds and to bid a farewell to the last remainders of the winter gone by!
Around the 1st of May celebrations the first summer cafés and restaurants start to be quite busy preparing for the high season. Some are already opening their doors - a sure sign of the approaching summer. Even if it at times - especially in the evenings - might still get a bit chilly, a nice cup of coffee will warm you up.
If you happen to be into birdwatching, Raseborg is the place to be in the spring season. By Fiskarså river you can, provided you have some luck and patiency, catch a glimpse of goosander, dipper or osprey. Västvallen in Ekenäs is another great place for birdspotting, not to mention Lake Läppträsket which even has two towers built for birdwatchers and which has often been dubbed as one of the most important bird-lakes in whole country.