Just outside Orivesi, some 45 kilometers from Tampere, there’s the lovely Pukala forest area. Pukala is reached easiest with a car, but there are trains and buses going to Orivesi centre, some 12 kilometers from the forest area. The area is maintained by the Finnish State’s Metsähallitus. The area is a quiet area with a clear-water and deep Pukala lake as a centre of the area. Pukala is ideal for fishing or berry and mushroom picking, and there are also several campfire sites there. There’s a fire pit and a hut by the lake Pukala, and if you cross the lovely bridge from the shore, you’ll find yourself in a picturesque little island with a campfire site and table with seats.