Valkmusa National Park, Siltakyla

#7 of 11 in Nature in Kymenlaakso
Valkmusa National Park is a national park in the Kymenlaakso region of Finland. It was established in 1996 and covers 17km2.The national park comprises swamp land, extraordinarily representing in southern Finland. More than 30 different swamp types can be categorised in the area.The park has a diverse birdlife. Characteristic of the species is abundant southern avifauna, and on the other hand the occurrence of northern species, such as the willow grouse and rustic bunting. The park is an important resting place for migratory birds. There is a very representing butterfly species in the area, which comprises many endangered species. The symbol species of the park is Idaea muricata.
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  • Easy to park with a few different route option. Beautiful suomaisemat and a wooded area. Ideal for either a half day or all day adventure trip at a slower pace. Here, also, geokätköilymahdollisuus. Clean ulkovessat in the parking lot. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • A fantastic varied walk. It is the bog and forest. Easy for the young and iäkkäämmillekin.
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  • A good place not to visit later in the day as there are a lot of mosquito's about. Great views and you have to realize it is a swamp without the mud. You walk around on wooden walk ways over the water.
  • Valkmusa National Park is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy the beautiful Finnish nature for a short time or all day. The duckboards and pathway can feel difficult to pass for disabled people. But the unusual vegetation in the area is worth a visit. Bears, wolves and moose have also been seen in the area. So the best time to visit Valkmusa for a photographer is at night.
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