Experience the drumlin terrain of the Rowing municipality
The Sulkava market square and its statue of a rower are located in drumlin terrain. Drumlins were created as the glacial flow of the continental ice sheet modified material below it and laid material behind rocky hills into long ridges. The drumlins are part of the expansive Pieksämäki drumlin field, which formed in the central part of the Finnish Lake District ice lobe. The thickness of the till on the drumlins can exceed 10 metres. Drumlins are best seen on maps as a northwest-southeast orientation of the terrain.
There is a Saimaa Geopark sign on the edge of the market square.
Three panels in the sign open up different contents on your mobile device (a series of panels beginning with the title “Discover the hidden treasures of Lake Saimaa”). You need the free Salmi AR app to view the content. Content includes pictures, videos, audio narration, and peepholes. You’ll find information about Suvorov’s time, wartime, and industrialization, and get to see what the area looked like 11,000 years ago and how the ancestors lived. The contents are currently available only in Finnish.
Image: Heli Rautanen