A nearby destination just a walking distance away from the centre of Ylöjärvi. In summer 2019, nature trail boards will be installed along the lakeside path, describing the many uses of various tree species over more than one hundred years, from the treatment of scurvy to the lowering of cholesterol.
For those who want to see unspoilt nature, Petäjäjärvi Nature Reserve, some 10 kilometres from Kuru towards Parkano, is a perfect day-trip destination. This is the largest area of old-growth forest in Ylöjärvi, and it has many great paths, although they are no longer maintained. The extensive mosaic of forests, mires and lakes offers stunning scenery, and there’s a diverse population of birds that inhabit the wilderness.
Isoneva-Raitakulonneva Nature Reserve, at the border of Ylöjärvi and Virrat, is a perfect choice for overnight trips if you’re after serenity and bog experiences. Having made your way through the bog and feasted on berries, you can spend the night in a wilderness cabin for rent by Kaakkolammi.