Immo Nature Trail

The Immo Nature Trail is one of the few trails in Mäntyharju that is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The trail features info boards describing the local history and nature, and it can be found opposite the Art Centre Salmela in an old village milieu.

The trail winds along the shore of Siirlahti bay and continues over the Katiskalahti arched footbridge to a nature church. The total length of the trail in one direction is 900 metres.

A campfire site can be found by the Katiskalahti footbridge, as well as four viewing and fishing areas that are accessible by wheelchair. In summertime there is a kiosk at the start of the Immo Nature Trail. The Kesäheinä restaurant and Art Centre Salmela are also very close by, and the main exhibition at Salmela is accessible by wheelchair. See for more information.

Extended loop

If you continue from the end of the trail along the dirt roads back to the starting point, the total distance of the loop is 3.5 kilometres. The dirt road starts to the right after the nature church and continues along the Jyrkänniementie and Kyröntie roads (turn right again), taking you back to the starting point along Mäntyharjuntie. These road sections are marked on the map at the starting point but are not otherwise signposted. There are no separate pedestrian or cycle paths along these roads.

The story behind the Immo Nature Trail

The Immo Nature Trail is named after Ilmari Nikkinen, a long-time volunteer and active member of the community. The trail with its arched footbridge and nature church was completed in 2011 by the village committee and volunteers from the outdoors association Mäntyharjun Reissupolku ry. The trail is maintained by the village committee.

Useful information

If you would like to organise event at the Immo Nature Trail or its nature church, please contact the local parish. The church is situated next to the trail, and there is parking there also for coaches.

Immo Nature Trail
Mäntyharjuntie 22
52700 Mäntyharju

Mäntyharju Parish
Kompantie 6
52700 Mäntyharju 

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As a daytrip destination and for groups


Map at starting point



Fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers



Summer café



Info board 


Campfire state


Nature trail


Church and nature church


Accessible trail


Rest area


Parking area

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