Tuusniemi Canyon Hiking / Seinävuoren Rotkolaakso is an amazing place to have a hike, even with small kids. There are two grilling places with the woods ready, a swimming place and a very nice observation place to see the canyon,
Have you ever been in an unexpected adventure with the family? We did during this summer vacation.
After leaving our rented cottage, we are heading to Kuopio to visit relatives but we saw a sign near the road. Since we are on a summer speed and didn´t originally plan to stop in between our destination, we pass it. It says Seinävoren Rotkolaakso.
My husband then decided to turn back after we pass the sign. We then want to check the place. It could have been fun after all. The road was small, more on curves and ups and downhills.
When we arrived at the first parking place, we saw a group of people and a grilling place. There is somehow a sign a bit further for the observation area. So we drove to there until we arrived in the second parking area.
The moment we went out of the car, it was a really nice place that welcomes us. It´s a Finnish forest after all. Fresh air and a lot of blueberries. Then there is the observation place. Kids run to there!
They then realized after looking down that we are very high place. Yes! Its a canyon and there is about 25 meter high. The observation place is made of woods and with a glass window, plus a sitting place both sides. It was nice!
We were admiring the view, then the kids noticed the blueberries around and started picking and eating. Then we go to the trail going down where we saw the first parking space.
We didn´t go for a long or whole round which can be about 2.5 km long trail since we have an appointment in Kuopio and it can rain anytime too. Then I noticed that I forgot to change my shoes in the car before going out! Too excited! 🙂
We continued the trail and after some time, we arrived in a wooden trail. Kids were more excited after that. They walked too fast until we arrived in the “information” area where there is the grilling place.
There are tables and chairs, a place for swimming in the lake and also a toilet. We stayed there for a while. Picked more berries, go around the wooden trail once more going to other direction and back.
Tuusniemi Canyon hiking place is just less than 60 kilometers away from the Kuopio City in North Savonia. Our kids even said, would be nice to have sausage to grill there. As Finnish hiking / outdoor food it is sausage or makkara.
Whats the best thing in this kind of place is, it is open any time and you can go anytime you want.
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