Pappilanniemi Nature Trail (Pappilanniemen luontopolku) on the shore of Lake Saimaa, close to the Kaukas mill site.
In the Pappilanniemi area, you will find genuine nature close to the Kaukas mill site and the city of Lappeenranta. It is a splendid experience to go birdwatching and admire liverleafs there in spring! The lush herb-rich forests and rugged cliffs are home to a rich variety of species. The area is also a valuable habitat for birds. The sheepbacks on the northwestern shores remind us of the power of the Ice Age. Today, they invite you to have snacks by the water. The nature trail runs in the peninsula. The trail is easy. Please note! Since the 2000s, there have occasionally been ticks that spread tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and borreliosis at Pappilanniemi. Be careful and wear proper clothing if you move elsewhere than on the trail.
Keväisin reitin etelänpuoleisen rinteen sinivuokot ilostuttavat kulkijaa.
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, hints and links
Lappeenrannan vesitornilta Valtakatua alaspäin. Toisessa valoristeyksessä vasemmalle Kaukaalle, jonka portin ohi jatketaan suoraan Pappilanniemeen. Polku lähtee pysäköintipaikan vierestä.
Pappilanniemen luontopolun lähtöpaikalla on pysäköintitilaa.