Hiking & Backpacking
The beautiful outdoors is never far away in Raseborg. You can roam around in impressive, lush forests, on the nature trails, by lakes and in the wonderful archipelago. Not only does Raseborg have numerous breathtaking landscapes, but most of the recreational areas also have historical significance. Here we have listed some of the best hiking destinations in Raseborg.
Combine physical training and meditative forest therapy: try hiking or backpacking on one of Raseborg’s many nature trails.
- In Västerby Outdoor Recreation Centre there are plenty of well-marked paths surrounded with amazing views. The Enchanted Forest Path is popular among families with children. Västerby is close to Ekenäs, and it is terrific for trekking, disc golf, skiing and orienteering. You can get your map for the area from the tourist information service in Raseborg’s Museum.
- Ramsholmen-Högholmen nature park is like a second home for the locals. The park is a popular picnic destination also loved by dog owners and sunbathers. Nature lovers come to admire the rich vegetation of the area, especially in spring when the park is full of bloom. Get a map of the area from the tourist info.
- The two-kilometre-long Tree Spieces Path in Fiskars Village is perfect for families with small children. The other trail in Fiskars, Rissla Forest Trail, is a four-kilometre-long path traveling in beautiful forests to the old Rissla power station and waterfall. fiskarsvillage.fi
- Birdwatchers head to Läppträsket in Karis, where over 160 different bird species can be sighted. The area is also a gold mine for the history fans, for there you can find remains of life all the way back to the Iron Age.
- Dagmar’s Park near Ekenäs is a conservation area of approximately 40 hectares, which offers several small beaches, a natural spring and a peaceful forest atmosphere. The area has always been a popular day trip destination among locals and the pearl of the park is the natural spring with clear water to fill your water bottle with. The park is named after the late empress of Russia, Dagmar of Denmark, as she fell in love with the park in her sailings.
- Ovanmalm’s forest area is the pearl of Tenala with its paths around the forests and beautiful lakes. The area has three paths with the longest 2,8km long, as well as three lean-to’s and fireplaces. The region is popular among locals as it delights with it’s calm atmosphere and well-kept paths and services. Address: Björnbackantie, Tenhola.
- In Billnäs the new route called Culture Path explores the wonderful nature of Billnäs and Karis, while also showing the more urban historical scenery of the old ironworks. The path starts from Pumpviken in Karis and along it there are nine information signs telling about the history and culture of the area.
Along most nature trails there are places to rest and even fireplaces. In Västerby Outdoor Recreation Centre, Ovanmalm and the Rissla Forest Trail you can also stay the night in a lean-to shelter. Please remember that you should bring your own firewood to Ovanmalm.
The Uusimaa outdoors association Uuvi maintains nine recreational areas in Raseborg. Out of these, Kajsas in Pojo, Kolaholm, Långösund and Lövö in Snappertuna, Korpudden in Svartå, and Sandviken in Bromarv are easy to reach by car. For more information about the recreational areas, please check out the website of Uuvi.