EXPERIENCE HISTORICAL JOURNEY AT SAVITAIPALE

Hiking trail and historic residence by Lake Kuolimo

Traces of Ice Age trekking trail

Traces of the Ice Age trail (Jääkauden jäljet) is a hiking and mountain bike trail that runs through Savitaipale’s forest landscapes.

The bike trail starts from the Olkkolanhovi yard, hiking trail from Lepänkanto outdoor area.

Along the trail there is an ancient residence reconstructed in prehistoric style at the Rovastinoja. The resting place has a lean-to, dry toilet and a campfire site.

The nearest beach is the beach of Lepänkanto outdoor area, which is part of the Saimaa GeoPark complex, the Lepänkanto terrain.

There are a couple of different trail options available in the area.

Contact information

Name of the attraction: Traces of ice ages
(Jääkauden jäljet in Finnish)
Address:
Myllylammentie 311, 54800 Savitaipale (hiking trail)
Olkkolantie 2, 54800 Savitaipale (Olkkolanhovi) (biking trail)
Open: All year round

Additional information

Province, location and region: Etelä-Karjala (South Karelia), Savitaipale, Lepänkanto (village) / Lake Kuolimo
Address: Olkkolantie 2, 54800 Savitaipale (Olkkolanhovi) (bike trail), Myllylammentie 300, 54800 Savitaipale (hiking trail)
Target group: Families with children, seniors, hikers
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 47 km (approx. 40 min.) by car
Open: Lepänkanto outdoor area and nature trails are open all year round, but nature trails are not open during snowy days
Trail length: About 15-17 km
Duration: About 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate, part of the trail is not suitable for young children
Equipment: Hiking boots, rain gear in the rain, campfire equipment
Please note: The area is a protected area, so respect the nature. You can’t use prams or pushchairs in the nature trails.

More information:

More information on the trails can be found on Visit Savitaipale website and on the Nature Trails and Spots in South Karelia website: route 1 and route 2 (maps and routes).

The trails can also be found in Outdoors Finland website and in the outdooractive application (downloadable from application stores), which has a map of the trails.

Make sure the information is correct on the spot.

Maps and coordinates

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Destination on Google Maps

Coordinates
karttapaikka.fi / National Land Survey of Finland – MapSite website:
N = 6786174.151, E = 532790.559 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

Apps

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