Where to go, what to do?

Although there is plenty to do and see at the villa grounds and lakes, we’ve gathered here some tips on what there is to see and do in the nearby areas.

OLAVINLINNA (St. Olaf’s Castle)
A castle built in the 15th century. A very popular tourist attraction, open year-round.
57130 Savonlinna
Distance from the villa 67km

KITEE ZOO
Finland’s 4th largest zoo. Animals include bear, bobcat and reindeer.
Pajarinniementie 1, 82430 Puhos Kitee
Distance from the villa 71km

PUNKAHARJU
Popular outdoor, hiking and camping sites
• Punkaharju ridge area (hiking routes)
• Punkaharju’s tree park (over 130 species of trees)
• Lusto – Finland’s forest museum
Distance from the villa to Punkaharju 33km

PARIKKALA STATUE PARK
Finland’s most known collection of self-made art.
Kuutostie 611, 59130 Parikkala
Distance from the villa 27km

HAUKKAVUORI
A popular hiking and camping destination with magnificent views. Hiking trails.
Haukkavuorentie 235, 56800 Rautjärvi
Distance from the villa 14km

PÖRÖ-PEIKKO’S TRAIL
A hiking trail that is about 3 km long, goes through rugged terrain, but has great views as well. This trail is quite demanding due to the uphill climbs. On the shores of Pörölampi there is a lean-to and a reservable sauna available. Peruspohjantie 536, Parikkala
Distance from the villa 16km

ROUTE OF THE BORDERS
(E10 long distance trail, partly Pöröpeikko’s trail – Oronmylly)
Length of the hiking trail is 16km. Easy access from either Oronmylly or from Pörö-peikko’s trail.
Oronmyllyntie 250, Parikkala
Distance from the villa 12km

POMPPIVAN PONIN RATSUTILA (Stable of the Prancing Pony)
Melkoniementie 1453, 59210 Melkoniemi
Distance from the villa 3km

OTHER DISTANCES FROM MELKONIEMI
ABC Särkisalmi 14km (nearest store, Sale, is at this location)
S-Market Parikkala 18,9km
K-Market, Simpele 18,5km
Savonlinna 67km
Imatra 76km
Lappeenranta 108km
Joensuu 145km
Helsinki-Vantaa airport 332km