The village trail is 3.5 km long and starts at the firewall of Rutola Voluntary Fire Brigade storage. There is a main guide on the wall of the building, where you will find a route map, an old map of Rutola and a guest book. The trail runs along idyllic village roads and also differs from beautiful lakeside landscapes. The terrain is marked with blue poles. There are six signposts along the path that tell you about the history of the area. History of sawmill and Salpa Line are impressive and worth exploring. There are also tables showing plant, animal and fungal species along the trail. Teaching boards combined with species found in the terrain also make Rutola village poles a good hiking and learning destination. Along the trail, there are two Salpa Line bunkers to explore. A good footwear and a flashlight are required if you want to get a peek inside the bunkers. In addition to the bunkers, there is also a resting place built for Salpa Line's spirit for the tourists.
NOTE! Camping by the dugouts is forbidden!
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 hintsRutolan VPK
VT6-tieltä käännytään Mikkeliin päin vievälle tielle nro 13. Tietä ajetaan n. 2 km, jonka jälkeen käännytään oikealle Vanha Mikkelintielle. Tätä tietä ajetaan n. 1 km, jonka jälkeen käännytään vasemmalle Munterontielle. Polun lähtöpaikka on Rutolan VPK:n palotallilla osoitteessa Munterontie 216.
Reitin lähtöpiste: (61.04197,28.04348)