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Theme trail recommended route

Lakeside Route, Lappeenranta

Theme trail · Lappeenranta
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    Photo: Mari Matikainen, Etelä-Karjalan virkistysaluesäätiö
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The Lakeside Route (Rantaraitti) along the shores of Lake Saimaa is a gorgeous outdoor recreational route in Lappeenranta. It is accessible to all and some sections are lit.
easy
Distance 14.8 km
4:30 h
33 m
25 m

The 7-km-long Lakeside Route starts from the district of Pallo, close to the centre of Lappeenranta, and continues along the shores of Lake Saimaa to the university campus in the district of Skinnarila. The route is accessible to all and surfaced with stone dust. On the Lakeside Route, you can admire the beautiful Lake Saimaa while walking in a herb-rich forest. Those who are not in a hurry may find fascinating details along the route that runs in a lush landscape. Stones from Purala, Lappeenranta, have been brought to the sides of the route. Benches and outdoor gym equipment have been installed by the Lakeside Route – consequently, it is suitable for dog walkers, families with children, outdoor enthusiasts, anyone! Pupils can also explore the Lakeside Route and receive information on the natural features of the area.

There is a natural spring along the route. You can take fresh drinking water from it.

Author’s recommendation

Rantaraitti mahdollistaa pääsyn Saimaan rannalle ja luonnon äärelle aivan Lappeenrannan ytimestä. Viehättävä, luonnoltaan monimuotoinen lähiretkikohde!
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
98 m
Lowest point
73 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

It is safest to move in a group if you do not know the terrain or the water area. Before the excursion, it is advisable to acquire the necessary maps and guides and check the weather forecast, particularly when going boating. Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that suit the weather. It is recommended that you take first aid equipment, rainwear, a spare set of clothes, as well as enough drinks with you, particularly in the summer. Remember to wear a floating vest when boating.

In wet weather and in winter, duckboards, rocks and piers can be slippery.

During the snowy season, the trails and routes are not maintained.

In an emergency, dial the number 112. Report your location, what has happened and listen to the instructions.

Tips and hints

YLE Uutisten juttu Rantaraitista

Lappeenrannan kaupungin esite: kaupungin vihreät keuhkot

Rantaraitin esittelyvideo

Start

Myllysaari, Lappeenranta (84 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.065185, 28.201793
DMS
61°03'54.7"N 28°12'06.5"E
UTM
35V 564864 6770643
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Destination

Tervahaudanpuisto, Skinnarila

Turn-by-turn directions

Polku on kautaaltaan päällystetty kivituhkalla ja osaksi valaistu. Ei suuria korkeusvaihteluita.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Lappeenrannan keskustassa kulkee paikallisliikenteen reittejä. Aivan kohteen lähtöpaikalle Myllysaareen ei ole bussiyhteyttä.

Getting there

Myllysaareen pääsee autolla  tai polkupyörällä.

Parking

Myllysaaressa ja sen lähettyvillä on paikoitustilaa.

Coordinates

DD
61.065185, 28.201793
DMS
61°03'54.7"N 28°12'06.5"E
UTM
35V 564864 6770643
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Säänmukainen vaatetus, tukevat jalkineet. Riittävästi juomista, tosin matkan varrella on myös lähde, josta saa raikasta vettä.

Similar routes nearby

  • Lappeenranta Lakeside route (Rantaraitti), geological trail
  • Pappilanniemi Nature Trail, Lappeenranta
  • The Fortress Nature and Culture Trail
  • Mikonsaari Nature Trail, Lappeenranta
  • Saimaa Canal Trail, Lappeenranta
  • Parkinmäki Nature Trail, Lappeenranta
  • Hämmäauteensuo Mire Nature Trail, Lappeenranta
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
14.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
25 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip Accessibility Suitable for strollers Linear route

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