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Mellonlahti Nature Trail, Imatra

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    Photo: Tomi Menna / Imatran kaupunki
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    Photo: Tomi Menna / Imatran kaupunki
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Tomi Menna / Imatran kaupunki
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
  • / MELLONLAHTI NATURE TRAIL, IMATRA
    Photo: Hannu ja Leena Aarnio
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By taking the Mellonlahti Nature Trail (Mellonlahden luontolenkki), you will be able to admire the Imatrankoski Rapids and the River Vuoksi in the centre of Imatra.
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
2:00 h
42 m
40 m
Mellonlahti Bay is located about 1 km downstream from the Imatrankoski Rapids. The trail is about 3 km long. Today, Mellonlahti Bay has been separated from the River Vuoksi with an embankment. The bay has a community of species of its own, as the River Vuoksi no more flows via it. Lush herb-rich vegetation thrives in the area surrounding the bay. There is a campfire site on the shore of Mellonlahti Bay, which can be accessed, across a bridge, from the embankment road, or along a shore trail. There is no firewood management at the campfire site, so take firewood with you when setting off for the excursion! Fishing permits for Mellonlahti Bay are sold in the Vuoksi Fishing Park. Mellonlahti Nature Trail extends to Mellonmäki Hill, which offers good views across Imatrankoski Rapids and the neighbouring town of Svetogorsk in the territory of Russia.

Author’s recommendation

Mellonlahden luontolenkillä pääset Imatrankosken ja Vuoksen luontoon aivan kaupungin keskustassa. 
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
77 m
Lowest point
35 m
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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

Mellonlahden luontolenkin opasvihko

Start

Inkerinaukio: Imatrankoskentie, 1, 55100 Imatra (74 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.169936, 28.771624
DMS
61°10'11.8"N 28°46'17.8"E
UTM
35V 595299 6783006
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Destination

Patotien eteläpää tai paluu lähtöpaikalle

Turn-by-turn directions

Inkerin aukiolta alkava Mellonlahden luontolenkki kulkee Valtionhotellin puiston kautta koskiuomalle ja sieltä rantaa seuraten alaspäin Mellonlahdelle. Lisälenkkinä on mahdollista käydä Mellonmäen näköalapaikalla. Myös kulttuurihistoriallisia kohteita löytyy matkan varrelta. Polku on pituudeltaan noin 3 kilometriä.

Mellonlahden luontolenkin opasvihko

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
61.169936, 28.771624
DMS
61°10'11.8"N 28°46'17.8"E
UTM
35V 595299 6783006
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Säänmukainen vaatetus, tukevat jalkineet ja riittävästi juomista.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Saimaa Archipelago Route, Leg 3: Imatra–Ruokolahti
  • Vuoksi Nature and Cultural Trail, Imatra
  • Imatra-Svetogorsk – exoticness of the twin city
  • Vuoksi culture route
  • Scenic and Nature Trails in The Kruununpuisto Park
  • The geological trail of Imatra Kruununpuisto park
  • Tainio Nature Trail, Imatra
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
42 m
Descent
40 m
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