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Company information is gathered from the website visitparikkala.fi during the spring of 2020. Minor changes are possible. • Photo: Maisa Kalliokoski

Welcome! I was recently interviewed about the financial situation and future development prospects of Parikkala. Although one can never know what the future holds, it was nice to point out that the financial situation in Parikkala is stable and the basic services are working. I believe that the people living in Parikkala are satisfied and proud of their home town. Unfortunately this positive message in itself doesn’t have far reaching effects, which is why we have to consider other means to make Parikkala more visible and to advance the marketing of tourism in the region. We can point out the unique history of the Parikkala region next to the Finnish border, the exceptional nature and climate between Lake Saimaa and Lake Ladoga as well as the summery events and friendly services, which are all introduced in this brochure as an experience suitable for every season. Even if Parikkala wasn’t your main holiday destination, it is well worth to stop in from the Highway 6 for an hour or two. I myself moved to Parikkala few years ago and was immediately taken by the municipality. I would like to point out few attractions you might want to see while visiting Parikkala. Firstly the Parikkala Sculpture Park, which is internationally unique and artistically exceptional park. From the nature attractions probably the best known is the Siikalahti Wetland. Siikalahti is well reached and a perfect family attraction especially during the spring and early summer. Papinniemi in the southern part of Lake Pyhäjärvi is a beautiful camping site that offers a large number of services. It is worth spending a few days or more in Papinniemi. The lively summer theaters are suitable for all, not just for the ones seeking cultural experiences. In the city centre of Parikkala next to Lake Simpelejärvi there are many services that fulfill the expectations of visitors and summer residents. Welcome to Parikkala and to enjoy the happy Karelian spirit! Vesa Huuskonen Municipal Manager

Contents Welcome!......................................................................... 3 SEE & EXPERIENCE Parikkala Sculpture Park................................................. 5 Lintuinmaa Birdwatching Region & Siikalahti Wetland........................................................ 7 Enchantment of the Lake............................................. 13 Forest & Hiking.............................................................. 15 SERVICES Good to Know................................................................... 5 Shopping........................................................................... 7 Restaurants & Cafes, Catering....................................... 8 Accommodation............................................................. 10 Beauty, Health & Well-being........................................ 13 Local Food & Delicacies................................................. 15 Map.................................................................................. 16

Tourist Information R-kioski Parikkalantie 12, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)46 920 0977 HOTEL RESTAURANT KÄGÖNE Kuutostie 1272, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 323 2077 MUNICIPAL HALL PARIKKALA Harjukuja 6, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 781 1901

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PARIKKALA PHARMACY Parikkalantie 19, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 430 016

THE PARADISE OF ITE-ART The most famous exhibition of the Finnish ITE-art is located in Koitsanlahti next to the Highway 6. The artistic career of Veijo Rönkkönen (1944-2010) lasted more than 50 years. During this time Rönkkönen created about 550 expressive and diverse concrete statues, which attract tens of thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. The sculptures together with the surrounding nature form a unique fantasy garden, which appearance changes along with the seasons. During the summer the park is abundant and flourishing where as during the winter the sculptures are covered with a snow blanket. There are surprising events, concerts and exhibitions organized in the Sculpture Park. The exhibition ”The Gardener of Paradise” reveals the life and work of the artist Veijo Rönkkönen. The exhibition is on display during the summer months. Parikkala Sculpture Park is open daily throughout the year. You can visit the park at any time. The park is maintained with a voluntary entrance fee and with the sales revenue from the unique Sculpture Park products.

Attractions MUSEUMS

• Parikkala Local History Museum • Parikkala Dairy Museum • Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum • Museum of Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Agricultural Implements

MEMORIALS • Memorial “Rocks of Suffering” • Memorial to Pietari Hannikainen • Memorial to the Defenders of Ladoga • Memorial to the Canal Diggers • There are16 different memorials in Parikkala from which many are related to the wartime. For more information www.visitparikkala.com.

CHURCHES • Parikkala, Saari, Uukuniemi

DON’T FORGET • Maid of Parikkala Statue at the Parikkala market square • Tarnala village landscape • Exhibitions in the libraries • Parikkala Craft Center • Papinniemi

Address: Kuutostie 611, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 568 1121 info@patsaspuisto.net www.patsaspuisto.net

PARIKKALA MUNICIPAL HEALTH CENTER Lehmuskuja 3, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 352 4400 VETERINARY CLINIC Kannaksentie 4 A, 59100 Parikkala Telephone hour from 8 am to 9 am Tel. +358 (0)20 617 4444 facebook.com/ParikkalanElainlaakari POST OFFICE AND PARCEL POINT R-Kioski Parikkalantie 12, 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)46 920 0977 K-Market Röksä Kirjavalantie 66, 59410 Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)5 481 014 OTTO-ATM Parikkalantie 23, 59100 Parikkala MATKAHUOLTO Särkisalmi Service Point Itäkatu 1, 59310 Särkisalmi MATKAHUOLTO SAARI SERVICE POINT Akapohjantie 2 A, 59510 Saari ALKO LIQUOR STORE Parikkalantie 19, 59100 Parikkala

PHOTOS: Veli Granö, Kimmo Heikkilä, Atte Paju

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TRAIN STATION + Ticket Machine Parikkalantie 12, Parikkala ONNIBUS.COM Särkisalmi Express stop Hotel Restaurant Lohikontti, next to the Highway 6 www.onnibus.com SERVICE STATIONS • ABC Särkisalmi Rinnekatu 1, Särkisalmi • ABC S-market Parikkala Parikkalantie 17, Parikkala • Gulf Särkisalmi Itäkatu 1, Särkisalmi • SEO Saari Akapohjantie 1, Saari LIBRARIES • Parikkala Main Library Harjukuja 1, Parikkala • Saari Library Koulutie 6, Saari • Uukuniemi Library Uukuniementie 1, Uukuniemi PARIKKALAHALLI INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE Kirjolankatu 5, Parikkala HARJULINNA SPORTS FIELD Harjukuja 6, Parikkala PARIKKALA SUMMER THEATRE Parikkalantie 46b, Parikkala MIKKIS THEATRE Mikkolanniementie 30, Mikkolanniemi PUBLIC BEACHES • Likolampi Uimalantie 1, Parikkala • Saharannan rantapuisto Tukkikuja 7, Parikkala • Haljakan uimaranta Melkoniementie 156, Särkisalmi • Saaren kk uimala Kirkkorannantie 65, Saari kk • Tokkarin rantapuisto Pyhäjärventie 10, Uukuniemi


ABC SÄRKISALMI Rinnekatu 1, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)10 762 0360 • Grocery store, restaurant • Service station

Birdwatching Region

Parikkala region has one of the richest variety of bird species in the Finnish inland area. Nearly 300 different species of birds have been spotted in the region. In the nature and in the birdwatching sites one can truly enjoy the nature’s own symphony and birdwatching. Here the nature experiences literally fill all of your senses. Parikkala has numerous birdwatching towers, nature trails and fields as well as other great places to observe the birds. Besides lush young forests with night singers, several bird lakes and rural landscapes, the old forests in the region offer a natural habitat for birds like Siberian jay and Eurasian three-toed woodpecker.

Siikalahti Wetland

Siikalahti Bay is the most valuable wetland for bird life in the Finnish inland area. Siikalahti offers a well-equipped hiking trail with birdwatching towers and birdwatching hides. Come and enjoy! There are more than 250 species of birds and more than 20 different species of dragonflies observed in the Siikalahti area. Tens of different species of birds breed in the area and during the migration seasons the area is filled with activity. It is possible to spot more than one hundred species of birds during a single day. Besides the birds one can find many rare plants and flowers in the Siikalahti area. The wetland flora offers an ideal habitat for more than 900 different species of butterflies. photos: Hanna Aalto, Hannu Siitonen, Anniina Kontiokorpi, Juha Pietiläinen

FOR MORE INFORMATION visitparikkala.com AATE-PEKKA HIKING TRAIL • Common greenshank, green sandpiper, black-throated loon AKONPOHJA • Icterine warbler, thrush nightingale, woodpeckers HONKAKYLÄNLAHTI, ALSO CALLED KANAVALAMPI • Swan, great bittern, common crane KUMPU WATCH TOWER • Great view in every direction, the migration of geese POHJANRANTA birdwatching tower • The best place in the region to see waders POHJASUO, POHJANRANTA AND JYRKILÄ FIELDS • Possibility to see hundreds of common cranes RAUTALAHTI • Swan, western marsh harrier SAMMALLAMPI POND • Warblers and grasshopper warblers SÄRKISALMI • Great crested grebe, red-necked grebe SIIKALAHTI birdwatching tower • The largest number of species and the most popular TARASSIINLAHTI birdwatching tower • Top birdwatching tower in the Finnish inland area in the competition ”Tornien Taisto” VAARANMÄKI WATCH TOWER • On the migration route of many birds of prey NIGHT SINGER OBSERVATION • The Parikkala region is a great area the observe night singers

GULF SÄRKISALMI Itäkatu 1, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)5 483 119 • Service station • Cafe IHAN HELMI Parikkalantie 10, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)400 689 413 • Gifts, souvenirs • Dressmaker’s shop K-MARKET RÖKSÄ Kirjavalantie 66, Kirjavala Tel. + 358 (0)5 481 014 • Grocery store, cafe, post office • Local food products KANTRI KIRPPIS Maataloustie 42, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)50 468 9084 • Flea Market during the summer months PARIKKALAN AUTOTARVIKE Parikkalantie 27, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 430 747 • Car parts and accessories PARIKKALAN RAUTA-MAATALOUS Parikkalantie 29, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 470 241 • Hardware store, interior decoration PARIKKALA ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE Kirkkokatu 6, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 684 9558 • Handicrafts, exhibitions PARIKKALAN VÄRI Parikkalantie 17, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 430 929 • Hardware store • Florist shop, plant shop

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Shopping R-Kioski Parikkalantie 12, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)46 920 0977 • Tourist info, post office, kiosk SALE SAARI Akapohjantie 2 A, Saari • Grocery store S-MARKET PARIKKALA Parikkalantie 19, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)10 762 0560 • Grocery store, fuel station • Alko Liquor Store, pharmacy SÄRKISALMEN AUTOASENNUS Maataloustie 42, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)400 795 961 • Auto repair shop Särkisalmen rengas Koirniementie 4, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)10 5833 810 • Tyres and full service TOKMANNI Puistokatu 4, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)300 472 152 • Department store UNELMA-ASU DREAM DRESS Parikkalantie 12, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 334 4940 • Lingerie and woman’s underwear URHEILU-JUSSI Parikkalantie 24, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 470 550 • Sports equipment, fishing and hunting gear • Fishing licenses • Bicycle rental UUKUNIEMEN kyläkauppa Uukuniementie 3, Niukkala • Shop VALMAKAUPPA Rantatie 16, Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)10 381 6723 • Grocery store

ABC SÄRKISALMI Rinnekatu 1 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)10 762 0360 ABC.Sarkisalmi@sok.fi www.abcasemat.fi/ asemat/abc-parikkala-sarkisalmi ABC Särkisalmi is a service station at the crossroads of Highway 6 and Highway 14 six kilometers north from the Parikkala city centre. We are open daily from 6 am to 12 midnight. At ABC Särkisalmi you can enjoy the joyous and positive South Karelian atmosphere. Lunch buffet is served Mon-Thu from 10:30 am to 4 pm and Fri-Sun from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Check out the à la carte menu and buffet listings from our website.

bar cafe assa Parikkalantie 10 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 2377 735 mail@barcafeassa.com facebook.com/barcafeassa

Restaurants, Cafes ILOISEN PÄSSIN MAALAISPUOTI Kuutostie 470 59130 Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)44 976 9950 maalaispuoti@iloinenpässi.fi www.iloinenpässi.fi

The scenic and peaceful surroundings of Papinniemi offer an ideal camping site for the whole family by the clear waters of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The area offers caravan sites, traditional cottages, a floating cottage, a trailer cottage and a tent site. The new cottages are fully equipped and for rent all year round. On the terrace of the restaurant you can enjoy tasty local delicacies like the bison burger. We also have a liquor license and a street food trailer with a wood fire grill. You are welcome to stay the night or spend the day relaxing, for example by the floating sauna raft.



Torikatu 4 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 470 011


juholan biisoniareena

Hotel Restaurant Kägöne offers good food and accommodation with a great atmosphere. Lunch is served daily in our buffet table. You can also organize parties in our premises. Renewed hotel rooms (6 rooms) are located in a peaceful environment, with windows facing a beautiful pond. Other services include a sauna and a conference room.

Papinniementie 178 59730 Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 736 9852 info@papinniemicamping.net www.papinniemicamping.net

Iloisen Pässin Maalaispuoti is a shop and restaurant that specialises in local and organic food and products in Koitsanlahti village. The shop has a large selection of groceries and handicrafts from the local small-scale operators. Here you can find for example the following meat sorts: bison, highland cattle, lamb, Mangalitza pork. In the restaurant you can enjoy for example a tasty bison burger or try the local pike perch. The restaurant has a liquor license. You can also organise private events in our premises or order a street food trailer with a wood fire grill for all kinds of events.

Bar cafe Assa is a cosy and relaxed restaurant located in the old train station building in Parikkala. The restaurant is open every day of the year and offers a tasty lunch buffet and à la carte pizzas, tex mex dishes and salads. Live music, entertainment and events.

Kuutostie 1272 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 323 2077 info@kagone.fi www.kagone.fi


facebook.com/JK-Karpalo Lunch, pizza, à la carte, coffee drinks and baked goods, catering service and liquor license.

Kummuntie 275 59720 Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 511 9646 facebook.com/biisoniareena Juholan Biisoniareena is a summer restaurant. We are also operating the hotel Uukuniemi, open all year round. We are partners in the Uukuniemen kyläkauppa grocery store.

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Parikkalantie 29 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 281 2321 www.facebook.com/piikajarenki Located in the city centre of Parikkala Puoti ja Kuppila Piika & Renki offers soup lunch and cafe products. Here you can also find a draper’s shop with various textiles and wools as well as handicraft accessories.

YUSUF KEBABPIZZERIA Sahakuja 4 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 470 064 www.yusufkebabpizzeria.fi Always sunny Yusuf Kebab-Pizzeria in Parikkala welcomes you also at a cloudy day. We serve the best pizza and kebab meals made from fresh and healthy ingredients right in heart of the Parikkala city centre. You can’t find a better food experience elsewhere!



Itäkatu 1 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)5 470 011

Mantkanniementie 28 59130 Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)44 566 7766 sirpa@koitsanpp.fi www.koitsanpp.fi

Full service petrol station with a café, shop and car wash.

K-MARKET RÖKSÄ Kirjavalantie 66 59410 Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)5 481 014 www.facebook.com/KmarketRoksa A grocery store with a self-service cafe. The oldest still operating grocery store in Finland is located in the village of Kirjavala in Parikkala. Vast selection of local food products. Post office.

KURRIN KUKKA Kuutostie 1785 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 483 152 Coffee and homemade pastries. Potted plants, cut flowers and floral arrangements. Gift shop, handicrafts and arts and crafts supplies.

Café Evakkotaival Niukkalantie 1465 59720 Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)44 244 7940 facebook.com/uukuniemenkylakauppa Bar and café at the premises of the Uukuniemen Kyläkauppa grocery store. A cosy atmosphere and local products.

R-kioski Parikkalantie 12 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)46 9200 977 R-kioski is a kiosk that offers a large variety of services: train tickets, tickets to different types of events, post and parcel services etc. Enjoy coffee, ice cream or small delicacies in our coffee shop.

A family business that offers B&B accommodation, catering and cleaning services since 2014. We are located in the middle of a beautiful landscape at the old school of Koitsanlahti between the Highway 6 and Lake Simpelejärvi. Near us you can find the Koitsanlahti Manor, the unique Parikkala Sculpture Park and Iloisen Pässin Maalaispuoti. We offer accommodation and tasty meals. When visiting us, you can hike in the nature, experience a sauna and just relax.

CATERING PARIKKALAN PITOPALVELU Parikkalantie 19 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 747 7477 myynti@ravintolaoma.fi www.ravintolaoma.fi/parikkalan-pitopalvelu Professional local catering services. Catering Parikkalan Pitopalvelu provides catering for all occasions such as parties, funerals, weddings and social receptions. We also prepare tasty pastries according to the customers’ wishes. Our services include tableware and tablecloth rental as well as home meal service. Just contact us. Let’s plan a service that meets your demands.

CATERING Parikkalan JUHLApalvelu Intsiläntie 80 59410 Kirjavala puh. 0400 441 895 leena.anita.laakso@gmail.com Professional catering services in a venue of your own choice. Pastries, cakes and full-service meals made by order and delivered to your home. We also offer juice-making services. You can bring your own home-grown apples or berries and we’ll make them into delicious juice. Local service with delicious taste – just for you.

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Rental Venues Saaren rantamaja Kirkkorannantie 67 59520 Saari kk Tel. +358 (0)40 518 6915 kirjasto.saari@parikkala.fi www.visitparikkala.fi

Helenansaari Helenansaarenkuja 4 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 514 2745 kunta@parikkala.fi www.visitparikkala.fi

Vaaranmäki Farm, Gallery Metsätähti Kirkontie 560 59520 Saari kk Tel. +358 (0)50 492 3496 www.facebook.com/Vaaranmaentila/ This 19th century cow house made from stone is suitable for organising parties, meetings and events. The loft of the cow house can be hired in the summertime.

juhlatalo louhela Riihiniementie 37 59210 Melkoniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 9527 045 facebook.com/louhela.fi Juhlatalo is a good place to organise events for over 100 participants. During the wintertime, there’s space for 40 people. The glass terrace outside is suitable for 50 people and the open terrace for 30-60 people.

KUMMUNKORKEA KOULU Kummun koulutie 19 59710 Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)50 525 1113 www.kummunkorkeakoulu.fi

Accommodation HOTEL RESTAURANT Kägöne Kuutostie 1272 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 323 2077 info@kagone.fi www.kagone.fi Hotel Restaurant Kägöne offers good food and accommodation with a great atmosphere. Lunch is served daily in our buffet table. You can also organize parties in our premises. Renewed hotel rooms (6 rooms) are located in a peaceful environment, with windows facing a beautiful pond. Other services include a sauna and a conference room. You are most warmly welcome!

HOTEL LAATOKAN PORTTI Kuutostie 722 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 722 7600 info@laatokanportti.com www.laatokanportti.com Hotel Laatokan Portti is located next to the Highway 6 in Parikkala close to the Russian border. The hotel offers a beautiful view to Lake Simpelejärvi, which abounds with fish. Beautiful beach, accommodation in rooms and apartments. Barbeque facilities by the lake available for guests. Fish products are sold in a separate building. Boats, canoes and bicycles for rent. Tourist information in Russian.

HOTEL RESTAURANT LOHIKONTTI Melkoniementie 2 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)5 483 201 Hotel Lohikontti has a central location by the crossroads of Highways 6 and 14, by the lake Simpelejärvi in Särkisalmi village. The hotel offers 18 double rooms with extra beds and 5 apartments.

KARELIAN LOMATUVAT Mikonvaarantie 360 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 841 1855 info.lomatuvat@gmail.com www.wwnet.fi/lomatuvat/ Our four holiday cottages from which one is for rent also during the wintertime are located in a beautiful Mustaniemi by the clear waters of Lake Simpelejärvi. Lake Simpelejärvi offers good fishing grounds for net fishing and trolling. Each holiday cottage has its own yard, barbeque facilities, sandy beach and a rowing boat. Trees and fencing separate the holiday cottages from each other. Excellent area for picking mushrooms and wild berries. Distance to the Parikkala city centre 18 kilometers.

KIIVERI HOLIDAY CABINS Kiiverintie 10 59520 Parikkala kiiverinloma@gmail.com www.kiiverinlomamokit.fi Tel. +358 (0)50 589 9232, +358 (0)50 300 4036 Kiiveri Holiday Cabins is located in a beautiful and peaceful area in Eastern Finland in Saari parish by Lake Suuri Rautjärvi. We welcome you to spend your holiday in our cozy holiday cottages. No extra charge for the beautiful Finnish lake scenery, clean nature or the joyous Karelian spirit.

CATERING KOITSAN PITO & PALVELU Mantkanniementie 28 59130 Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)44 566 7766 sirpa@koitsanpp.fi www.koitsanpp.fi A family business that offers B&B accommodation, catering and cleaning services since 2014. We are located in the middle of a beautiful landscape at the old school of Koitsanlahti between the Highway 6 and Lake Simpelejärvi. We offer accommodation and delicious meals. Here you can also experience a sauna and just relax.

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LEHTOLAN AITTA JA MÖKKI Vehkasuontie 84 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)45 260 4645 sirpahlitmanen@gmail.com www.lehtolanaittajamokki.fi/ Lehtolan Aitta ja Mökki – the best accommodation for nature lovers in Parikkala. We offer cottage accommodation in the peaceful surroundings of a farm house. In the evening you can relax in the warmth of a sauna and after a good night sleep you will wake up to a beautiful bird singing. Breakfast is served in a charming greenhouse in the garden.

MUIKKULAHTI JA LOIKONSAAREN LOMAHUVILAT Muikkulahdentie 16 59210 Melkoniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 500 7557 muikkula@netti.fi www.muikkulahti.com Welcome to Loikonsaari well-equipped villas located by Lake Simpelejärvi, a lake abounding with fish! The peaceful location at the sunny side of the lake creates a relaxing atmosphere for your holiday. Enjoy the clean lake, try out fishing or have a nice party with your friends. Wireless internet and a sauna with a woodburning sauna stove in every villa.

ORONMYLLY CONFERENCE AND RECREATION CENTRE Oronmyllyntie 250 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)400 793 441 toimisto@oronmylly.fi Oronmylly Conference and Recreation Centre organizes among other things religious events all year round. Oronmylly offers accommodation also for hikers and holidaymakers. You are warmly welcome to enjoy the famous ”Oro’s spirit”, which stands for hospitality and gracious coziness in a place, where it is easy to breath. Besides the spiritual side, the restaurant in Oronmylly also caters for food lovers.

PAJURANTA HOLIDAY HOMES Haapalahdentie 328 59210 Melkoniemi Tel. +358 (0)44 548 0131 matti.siitonen@pp6.inet.fi www.pajurantaholidayhomes.com Accommodation in villas all year round. Pajuranta Holiday Homes offers accommodation for families and couples, who want to enjoy luxury holiday and the company of each other by the lakeside. Not to mention the everyday conveniences in a beautiful surroundings.

PAPINNIEMI CAMPING Papinniementie 178 59730 Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 736 9852 info@papinniemicamping.net www.papinniemicamping.net The scenic and peaceful surroundings of Papinniemi offer an ideal camping site for the whole family by the clear waters of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The area offers caravan sites, traditional cottages, a floating cottage, a trailer cottage and a tent site. The new cottages are fully equipped and for rent all year round. On the terrace of the restaurant you can enjoy tasty local delicacies like the bison burger. We also have a liquor license and a street food trailer with a wood fire grill. You are welcome to stay the night or spend the day relaxing, for example by the floating sauna raft.

PISTONIEMI COTTAGES Pistoniementie 189 59100 Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 075 1767 pistoniemi@pp.inet.fi www.pistoniemi.com/fi Pistoniemi Cottages offers four cozy holiday cottages of different size and standard. The cottages are located by the clean Lake Simpelejärvi 8 kilometers from the Parikkala city centre. In Pistoniemi you can row, fish, cycle and hike or just relax in the beautiful environment. Check out our website for more information.

SÄRKISALMI HUNTING LODGE Savonlinnantie 571 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)40 751 8581 esko.putkinen@pp1.inet.fi www.ssmy.fi/metsastysmaja.php Särkisalmi Hunting Lodge is built in 2003 by Multalampi Pond. The facilities are suitable for different types of events. The main house is suitable for 65 people and the outside terrace offers room for 25 more. Tableware available for approximately 50 people. Sauna and sleeping premises for ten people.

WILLA RAUTALAHTI Ulponlahdentie 80 59320 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)45 635 0855 willa.rautalahti@gmail.com http://www.villafinland.fi/ Willa Rautalahti is located by the beautiful sandy beach of Lake Simpelejärvi. The villa offers all modern conveniences: air conditioning, underfloor heating operated by geothermal heating, sauna, fireplace, large terrace and three bedrooms for 8 people. Peaceful forested surroundings are ideal for picking wild berries and mushrooms. You can also go fishing or rent a canoe or motor boats.

FIREMAN CENTER Akapohjantie 25 59510 Saari Tel. +358 (0)46 621 9545 http://fireman.center/ fireman.center@hotmail.com Hotel Fireman Center is a unique firefighterstyle hotel located 20 kilometers from the city centre of Parikkala in the direction of Joensuu. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in various price classes. Accommodation has all the modern conveniences. The rooms are comfortable and furnished in a firefighter style. We offer free WiFi, free private parking, fully-equipped kitchen, sauna and barbeque facilities. We speak Finnish, Russian and English and are open 24 hours seven days a week.

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Mikkolanniemen Activity Centre Mikkolanniementie 30 59530 Mikkolanniemi Tel. +358 (0)50 321 5745 mikkis.kyla@gmail.com www.mikkolanniemi.fi/ Mikkolanniemi Activity Centre offers good possibilities for hiking and nature tourism. The various hiking routes, cross-country skiing tracks and the Tarassiinlahti birdwatching tower offer memorable experiences in nature. Accommodation: 2 apartments: 3 bed rooms + kitchen + sauna 81 m2, and 2 bed rooms + kitchen + shower room 61 m2, and 4 rooms which each sleep 3-6. The activity centre is a popular venue for organising different kinds of events and parties (family parties, meetings etc.)

louhela Riihiniementie 37 59210 Melkoniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 9527 045 facebook.com/louhela.fi Accommodation on the nearby cottages and other premises for around 20 people.

JAANAN PIHA Kesusmaantie 373 59410 Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)50 538 1888 www.maisemaretkeily.com Accommodation in a granary with breakfast, holiday packages. A shop with handicrafts, wool and seasonal garden products.

VILLA NURMINATA Moskuuntie 50 59310 Särkisalmi Tel. +358 (0)40 025 5666 facebook.com/villanurminata A beautiful villa with a perfect location by the lake Simpelejärvi. Excellent location for a vacation or a party. Sauna and beach. Rowing boat and bicycles available for free.

Enchantment of the Lake

Beauty, Health & Well-being Massage Therapy and Other Treatments

Lakes constitute the Finnish soul. In Parikkala right in the heart of that soul lies Lake Simpelejärvi. Enchantment of the lake can also be enjoyed at the shores of various other lakes and ponds. Take a look at Lake Pieni Rautjärvi and Lake Suuri Rautjärvi as well as Lake Pyhäjärvi. The blue waves, various beaches and terrific fishing and recreation possibilities offer memorable and fascinating experiences. Did you know that there are at least 13 different species of fish in Lake Simpelejärvi? In addition Lake Simpelejärvi has its own unique subspecies of the European whitefish called the Simpele whitefish.

Activities All Year Round

In Parikkala you can enjoy the four seasons full of activities. East Finland is the warmest region in Finland. During the summertime the nature is filled with its own attractions and activities. The cultural attractions in the region are very versatile during the summer months and different events are organized almost daily. Enjoy the local summer theatres, participate in the fishing contest at Lake Simpelejärvi, walk around the beautiful city centre and see the Maid of Parikkala Statue at the market square. During the winter the nature offers great possibilities for cross-country skiing. Try hiking with snow shoes or ice fishing or take some pictures of the winter wonderland. The cross-country skiing tracks are in great condition during the spring holiday in late February. After a nice skiing trip you can spend the night under the night sky in one of the lean-to shelters.

MASSAGE THERAPY ULLA LAJUNEN Torikatu 3B, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 374 6595 HIERONTA- JA HOITOPALVELUT RAILI SERENIUS Parikkalantie 12, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 835 1793

Join Us! PaLaPiPo • Cycling tours every Thursday during the spring and summer months. The tours start from the Parikkala market square at 10 am • Pörölampi sauna rental • Equipment rental www.suomenlatu.org/kortit/ parikkalanlatupiiatjapojat/ Event CalendAr https://tapahtumat.ekarjala.fi > choose area > parikkala

HOITOHUONE TÄHTIHETKI Parikkalantie 37, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 367 3943 IRMAN VYÖHYKETERAPIA Kirkontie 560, Saari Tel. +358 (0)50 492 3496

PEDICURE SALONS JALKAHOITOLA EEVA HELENA Hakalantie 14, Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)50 379 5383 JALKAHOITOLA PILPATTI Parikkalantie 24, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 976 3965

BEAUTY SALONS KAUNEUSPISTE BELLEZZA Parikkalantie 30, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)44 296 5520

KOTIHOITO POUTA KY Haikantie 183, Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)45 237 3657 KUNTOHOITOLA MÄKELÄ KY Kolikkopolku 4, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 470 166 pasin hierontayritys Torikatu 3, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 163 0788 fysioterapia pikkupiika Niemimaantie 80, Melkoniemi Tel. +358 (0)500 206 668

HAIR SALONS hiuspiste minna Parikkalantie 24, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 5619 542 PARPARK Torikatu 3 B, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)5 430 150 SALON PIRRE Pirhosentie 60, Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)50 366 3848 TIVVII Liurunmäentie 63, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)40 964 3113

PARIKKALA CARAVAN PARK Tukkikuja 3, 59100 Parikkala Parikkala offers a caravan park for motor homes and caravans. The caravan park is located in the city centre next to the market square, boat dock, beach and the surrounding park area. Parking in the caravan park is free. The fee for electricity is ten euros per day. The key for electricity is available at R-Kioski (Parikkalantie 12, 59100 Parikkala). All services in the city centre of Parikkala (shops, restaurants etc.) are within a walking distance.

PHOTOS: Hanna Kosonen, Atte Paju, Jouko Makkonen, shutterstock.com

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Into the


Parikkala region is part of the Ladoga Karelia broadleaf forest, which brings a certain eastern touch to the nature. Here the northern coniferous forests and the unique southeast and southern species merge together. Here the peace and quiet of the nature as well as the clear waters and soughing of the forests are nearby. Nature observing is relaxing for both body and mind. You can also take home some fresh mushrooms or wild berries. The grounds and forests in Parikkala are perfect for picking wild berries and mushrooms.

Enjoy Hiking

The verdant forests and clear lakes in the Parikkala region as well as the landscapes molded by the Ice Age offer great experiences for hikers. In Parikkala there are 80 kilometers of hiking trails and nature trails. Each trail is marked and rest areas can be found alongside the trails. The versatile nature of the region can be seen along the trails. Ridges, thick spruce forests, forest ponds, quiet sand roads and lush wetlands accompany your walk in Parikkala. The lakes enable canoeing, fishing and boating. During the winter months Parikkala offers excellent and versatile cross-country skiing tracks.

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Hiking trails AATE-PEKKA HIKING TRAIL Length 3 kilometers with two leanto shelters. Grand ridges and clear water ponds, beautiful swamp. ICE AGE HIKING TRAIL Length 9,5 and 13 kilometers. Signs from the Ice Age are visible along the trail, 25 meters deep kettle hole. KYYNÄRPÄÄNJOEN POLKU HIKING TRAIL Length 9,5 kilometers with two lean-to shelters. Potholes, River Kyynärpääjoki. MIKKIKSEN TARINAPOLKU HIKING TRAIL AND OTHER HIKING TRAILS Length 3 or 12-15 kilometers. Information boards about the local history. See the stone of sacrifice and the snake spruce. PÖRÖPEIKON POLKU HIKING TRAIL Length 3 kilometers with lean-to shelter and rental sauna. Rugged scenery, glacial erratic. RAJOJEN REITTI (E10) HIKING TRAIL Lean-to shelter Pörönlaavu – Oronmylly 16 kilometers. Shelters and campfire sites. Hiking trail in the true wilderness, part of the E10 Long-Distance Hiking Trail. RANTARAITTI HIKING TRAIL AND SIKOHARJU NATURE RESERVE Length 1,5 - 9,5 kilometers. Near the city centre of Parikkala, easy trails with different length, beautiful scenery.

ILOISEN PÄSSIN MAALAISPUOTI Kuutostie 470, Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)44 976 9950 www.iloinenpässi.fi • Local food • Groceries • Gift Shop JAANANPIHA Kesusmaantie 373, Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)50 538 1888 www.maisemaretkeily.com • Garden • Plants and vegetables for sale • Garden ornaments and accessories FISH SHOP PARI KALAA Kuutostie 722, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)400 240 557 www.laatokanportti.com • Fresh fish • Smoked fish • Fish products MARJATILA HALLIKAINEN Marjamäentie 57, Koitsanlahti Tel. +358 (0)40 753 9764 www.marjatilahallikainen.fi • Strawberry, raspberry • Northern highbush blueberry, sea buckthorn • Juices, jellies and sea buckthorn powder

PHOTOS: Pentti Pouttu, Parikkalan Latupiiat ja pojat, Jari Venhovaara, shutterstock.com

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PALVI-PIRTTI Niemeläntie 86, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)50 406 3907 www.palvipirtti.net • Cured meat products • Fresh meat, meat products REVON PUUTARHA Kaltoniementie 80, Parikkala Tel. +358 (0)400 816 288 • Vegetables • Strawberries • Apples SUURTUVAN TILA Niukkalantie 1354, Uukuniemi Tel. +358 (0)40 546 1954 • Lamb and mutton meat • Cured meat, canned products, sausages • Skins, raw wool, knitting wools TERVAKUMPU FARM Tervalammintie 76, Kirjavala Tel. +358 (0)40 822 1471 • Tasty beef direct from the farm MARKETPLACE IN PARIKKALA Parikkalantie 21, Parikkala MARKETPLACE IN SAARI Akapohjantie 4, Saari MARKETPLACE IN UUKUNIEMI Marketplace by the Uukuniemi church during the summertime (Uukuniementie 1012).

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2. Parikkala Church 3. Sammallampi Pond • Birdwatching site 4. Maid of Parikkala Statue and Marketplace 5. Rantaraitti Hiking Trail • Hiking 6. Siikalahti Wetland • Birdwatching site 7. Mykkiin kivet • Glacial Erratics




8. Akonpohja • Frisbee golf 9. Saari Church 10. Vaaranmäki Watch Tower • Birdwatching site 11. Honkakylänlahti • Birdwatching site 12. Tarassiinlahti • Birdwatching site 13. Mikkiksen tarinapolku Hiking Trail • Hiking


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15. Uukuniemi Church 16. Papinniemi 17. Kumpu Watch Tower • Birdwatching site 18. Kuposenmäki • Rural village landscape 19. Jyrkilä Fields • Birdwatching site 20. Pohjanranta • Birdwatching site



14. Ice Age Hiking Trail • Hiking


21. Akonpohja • Birdwatching site 22. Rautalahti • Birdwatching site 23. Kyynärpäänjoen polku Hiking Trail • Hiking 24. Aate-Pekka Hiking Trail • Hiking 25. Särkisalmi • Birdwatching site 26. Rajojen Reitti Hiking Trail • Hiking 27. Pöröpeikon Polku Hiking Trail • Hiking

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Welcome to Parikkala - All Year Round!  

Welcome to Parikkala!

Welcome to Parikkala - All Year Round!  

Welcome to Parikkala!