Kurjenrahka National Park - Cottages and Vacation Rentals
When you’re looking for a tranquil natural attraction near the medieval city of Turku, Kurjenrahka National Park in Southwest Finland is your choice. On Gofinland you’ll find cosy cottages and vacation rentals nearby Kurjenrahka National Park around the year.
Kurjenrahka National Park with its marshes hides just 35 kilometres north of Turku. The name of the national park refers to its natural mires and its most famous inhabitant, the majestic long-legged crane. Besides the cranes and other wild birds, in Kurjenrahka you’ll meet gorgeous woodland owls and might even hear a wolf howling.
Kurjenrahka National Park is a versatile nature destination accessible around the year and suitable for all kinds of travellers. Hike on the well-marked nature trails, find the numerous geocaches or enjoy the snow-covered marshes on skis.
Reaching Kurjenrahka National park by car and public transport
Kurjenrahka National Park spreads in the area of seven municipalities: Turku, Rusko, Pöytyä, Nousiainen, Mynämäki, Masku and Aura. When arriving by car, you’ll reach the main parking area along Kuhankuonontie road on the western side of road 204 leading from Turku to Säkylä. Other parking areas of the national park are Pukkipalo (Paltantie road, Nousiainen), Rantapiha (Savojärventie road, Nousiainen), Vajosuo (the crossing of Lavamäentie and Vajosuontie roads, Rusko) and Töykkälä (Vällintie road, Turku).
Arriving at Kurjenrahka National Park by public transport is easy. Travel by Matkahuolto buses to the Kuhankuono bus stop from Turku, Säkylä, Yläne and Pori. The bus stop is located only 500 metres away from Kurjenpesä Nature Information hut that hosts exhibitions and provides information about the national park.
In summer 2018, Turku regional public bus line Föli takes campers from Turku to Kurjenrahka National Park several times a day.
The nature trails and starting points in Kurjenrahka National Park
All parking lots of Kurjenrahka National Park are also starting points for the routes in the area. The paths of the park unite with the nearby ‘Kuhankuonon retkeilyreitistö’ hiking trails creating a vast network of nearly 300 kilometres of nature trails.
The routes in Kurjenrahka National Park vary from short and easy 2 km circular trails to 30-kilometre hiking routes. Explore the map and combine different trails to create the perfect outdoor adventure to your preferences.
Along the trails, you’ll find many lean-tos with campfire spots, decorated with diverse forest, marsh and lake views. In summer, some sections of the trails in Kurjenrahka National Park are wheelchair accessible.
Find a place to stay nearby Kurjenrahka National Park
In Kurjenrahka National Park, you can find several designated areas for building a tent. Camping is also allowed in and next to the three lean-tos of the park. If you’re looking for more comfortable accommodation nearby Kurjenrahka National park, you’ll find all available rental cottages and holiday homes on Gofinland.