Näe ja koe GEOKOHTEET Lepänkanto esker terrain

Lepänkanto esker terrain, traces of the ice age – people of the Stone Age

The Lepänkanto landscape is dominated by deltas dotted with kettles, high esker ridges and beach ridges and shore walls. There is also a nature path in the area which provides information about the traces of ice age and human life during the Stone Age. The path also runs along Lake Kuolimo, which used to be a part of Saimaa and which is home to char and fourhorn sculpin, both relics from the ice age. Nowadays Kuolimo connects to Saimaa via Partakoski and Kärnänkoski.

At the parking lot of the Lepänkanto recreation area you will find a sign for the Saimaa Geopark, which gives also details from the Traces of ice age – people of the Stone Age trail and tells about the geology of the area. Lepänkanto recreation site is managed by the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas.

ATTENTION! You can’t drive a car to Rovastinoja through Pyhä-Paulantie -road! The road is private.

Image: Kaisa-Maria Remes



Geographic coordinates

61.208290409, 27.608907719


x=532717,086 y=6786140,401