The National Park of Sipoonkorpi is close to Helsinki, which makes a nature experience here easy.
The park is surrounded by forest, rolling fields and picturesque villages. The National Park include some recommended paths to experience the nature. Especially in the late summer, the park is beautiful related to the fauna and flora. Many locals go here to enjoy the nature and celebrate the summer.
Ponu's Heritage Post Nature Trail, 1,4 km at Byabäcken leads through lush forests and ends at some pastures at the side of main road 4. From there it is about 1 km along the road to the parking area (please do not cut through the fields across crops). There are six post boxes along the trail, which have within them fun postcards from different eras addressed from one forest animal to another.
The postcards were created to draw visitors' attention to the different parts of the surrounding heritage landscape and the species found there. If you look closely you will even find an old cow bell in a pine near the second last post box. The trail is marked with red markings on tree trunks. ◾ Sights: During summer there are horses in the area's pastures. They help in the upkeep of the heritage landscape.
Sotunki Kalkkiruukki Nature Trail, 4,8 km. The trail leads through demanding terrain. Kalkkiruukki Nature Trail circles in the field and forest landscape in the traditional limestone mining and the agricultural area within the vicinity of the village of Sotunki, Vantaa. The limestone mine is located on the land that used to belong to Håkansböle Manor.
In addition to the traditional agricultural livelihoods, limestone-quarrying and lime-burning were practised in the area. The archaeologists have not found any signs of the lime works area in the vicinity of the nature trail, but they have found limestone quarries and lime kilns. ◾ Services: A campfire site and a lean-to shelter. There are parking spaces in the Tasakalliontie parking area.
Sights: The nature trail runs in the shelter of the forest, takes you to the limestone mine and ascends onto the rocks. From the highest rock, called Högberget, views open out across the forests, all the way to the cranes at Vuosaari Harbour.
Kalkkiruukki Nature Trail will be renovated over the next couple of years. Steps will be fixed, bridges will be built and the trail markings will be improved. Until then, do the trail only if you feel confident on walking on it. At places, the steep trail sections are slippery in moist weather, and some steps are missing.