HISTORICAL FORTRESS AND MILL ENVIRONMENT AT SAVITAIPALE

Family-friendly hiking destination in nature

KÄRNÄKOSKI FORTRESS, MILL AND OLD HARBOUR


Kärnäkoski is a historical attraction and ancient monument in Savitaipale, next to the rapids on the shore of Lake Saimaa. The fortress is more than 200 years old and there are still ramparts left. Because the attraction is historical, remember to walk without damaging the area.

There are also old mill buildings in the area, and on the other side of the road there is a photographic nature trail that leads to the old harbour with remnants of sunken ships. Near the harbour is the Vuorilinna lean-to where there is a fire place. There is also a dry toilet in the area.

Approximately 1 km from Kärnäkoski, there is another area, Partakoski, which has summer shopping and restaurant services and a marina.

Find images from Kärnäkoski from Instagram: #karnakoski.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Name of the attraction: Kärnäkoski fortress
Address and parking: Partakoskentie 846, 54800 Savitaipale
Open: All year

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Province, location and region: Etelä-Karjala, Savitaipale, Kärnäkoski
Address: Partakoskentie 846, 54800 Savitaipale
Parking: Partakoskentie 846, 54800 Savitaipale
Target group: Families with children, seniors, hikers, partially accessible
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 47 km (approx. 45 min.) by car
Open: Fortress and nature trail all year round, mill in summer, nature trail is not open during snowy days
Duration: 1-2 hours
Difficulty: Easy, the destination is also suitable for young children
Please note: The fortress and the mill are historical sites, so be careful when moving around the area, and any form of environmental damage is prohibited. In the area of the fortress and the mill, as well as the nature trail you can use prams and pushchairs and wheelchairs (for the most part).

Please note: The fortress and the mill are historical sites, so be careful when moving around the area, and any form of environmental damage is prohibited. In the area of the fortress and the mill, as well as the nature trail you can use prams and pushchairs and wheelchairs (for the most part).

More information:

More information on the trail can be found on the Nature Trails and Spots in South Karelia website: Kärnäkoski fortress trail.

The trail can also be found in the outdooractive application (downloadable from application stores), which has a map of the trail.

More information on the site can be found on the Partakoski villages website and Visit Savitaipale.

Make sure the information is correct on the spot.

MAPS AND COORDINATES


Destination on Google Maps

Coordinates
karttapaikka.fi / National Land Survey of Finland – MapSite website:
N = 6792124.749, E = 538185.815 (ETRS-TM35FIN)