Visiting Torronsuo Nationalpark I decided to make the smaller circular tour that leads the visitor on a 1,5 km long trail through the mires. The park features a really high wooden lookout tower and a nice bbq place with firewood provided. The map shows the route with the points of interest.
The typical high standard of Finnish National Parks: Signs pointing the way.
From the parking a wide duckboard leads to a small platform. It allows people in wheelchair or prams to get a very good impression of the area before the trail continues on a narrow path. Take care if wet, duckboards can be very slippery.
From the platform you can get this good view onto Torronsuo.
Trees have it hard to live on the wet ground. As you see, once the mire ends, trees get into full size again.
But we continue the trail.
At some point it turns slightly back to the forest, its a circular trail… we need to get back.
So some parts are in forest, but it has also charm.
Another view of the beautiful mire. It is hard to pass a viewer of the photos the atmosphere in the real environment. Everything is so very quiet. There are no noise sources except the wind and maybe some birds. So on calm days you only can hear yourself.
It is beautiful to look around, but keep an eye on the small things aswell. It is fascinating how much life has taken the duckboards as their new home.
At some point suddenly the watch tower shows up. It is one of the tallest I have been on in Finland.
So a good view is given. You can see the duckboards of the large circular trail meandering through the mire.
On top you are over the tree tops.
Below you can admire the size. Not far from the tower you find the bbq place. It is maybe 30 meters. And the carpark about 300 meters.