Leivonmäki National Park – Cottages and Vacation Rentals
If you’re looking for a rental cottage or another type of accommodation near Leivonmäki National Park, Gofinland is the place to start. Our wide selection of cabins, holiday homes and villas makes it easy to rent a cottage to your preferences. Resting in the area of Joutsa municipality, Leivonmäki National Park presents the diverse nature of Central Finland in miniature size; nationally significant Haapasuo mire, beautiful eskers, the foaming Rutakoski rapids and sandy lakeside beaches offer unforgettable nature experiences for beginners and well as experienced hikers only 50 km from the vibrant streets of Jyväskylä.
Routes and natural attractions in Leivonmäki National Park
The hiking trails in Leivonmäki National Park are suitable for hikers in every age. The 28-km trail network includes short and easy circular routes, like the 1,5 km Kirveslammin Kierros circling the Kirveslampi pond and Luupään Lenkki trail (2,2 km) that introduces hikers to the geology of the national park as well as the visible signs the Ice Age left behind.
The 3,5 km Koskikaran Kierros trail is a little bit more demanding but takes hikers to admire the foaming rapids of Rutajoki river, the natural pearl of Leivonmäki National Park. The 4,5 km Harjunkierros (‘Esker Trail’) includes some steep ascents and descents but offers breathtaking lake views on both sides of Joutsniemi Ridge, the most stunning and best-known natural attraction of Leivonmäki National Park.
The only wheelchair and pushchair accessible trail in Leivonmäki National Park starts from Lake Harjujärvi and continues 700 m to Lake Turasenlampi. On the shore of Lake Harjujärvi, hikers can find a wheelchair-accessible campfire hut and outhouse.
Other activities in Leivonmäki National Park
Besides hiking trails, Leivonmäki National Park features a 16-km-long Selänpohja Mountain Biking Trail. Canoeing or boating at lakes Rutajärvi and Harjujärvi, geocaching, fishing, berry and mushroom picking and in wintertime, also snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, are also great ways to get to know to the pristine nature of Leivonmäki National Park.
Plan an overnight trip to Leivonmäki National Park
Finding accommodation near Leivonmäki National Park is the best way to enjoy the diverse nature of Central Finland without a hurry. Camping is allowed in designated camping areas and at the lean-tos of the national park. If you prefer a private cabin, you should check the extensive selection of cottages and other vacation rentals on Gofinland. A rental cottage is a perfect base for a nature holiday in Central Finland.