Pappilanniemi, nature path 1 km, fireplace.
A beautiful nature path amidst the gorgeous lakeside scenery of Vanajavesi.
The Pappilanniemi nature path winds its way around Sääksmäki, near Sääksmäki bridge, some 10 kilometres from Valkeakoski city centre. The nature path stretches along the shores of the Pappilanniemi Course Centre, with beautiful views opening up over Vanajavesi. The path is of varying terrain, but is still easily accessible. Along the trail there is a campfire site, a campfire hut and an outdoor church on a rugged clifftop where you can find a quiet moment for your own thoughts. The nature path is approximately one kilometre in length.
The nature path and campfire site are free to use between 7 am and 8 pm, if the Pappilanniemi camp participants do not have any arranged event on-site. The campfire hut is available for hire from the Pappilanniemi Course Centre.
The ferryboat is hand-pulled by rope, and it allows you to visit the nearby island. There is a shelter for overnight stays and a campfire on the island. The ferryboat and shelter are available for all to use when the course centre has no arranged programme on the island.
During summer 2021, a new 12-hole disc golf course was completed next to the nature path.
The nature path is well signposted from the parking area at the Pappilanniemi Course Centre. The nature path is maintained by the parish of Sääksmäki.