Walk on Vuoksenniska's geo-rich trail network
The network of paths in the Vuoksenniska school area lead hikers to a delta plain dotted with a few kettles in its southern parts. Typical features of end moraine ridges can also be seen along the path: on the ice-sheet side to the northwest, the sides of the ridges are long and gentle, while the southeastern sides are steep, often with lots of boulders. There are Saimaa Geopark signs in the parking areas of Vuoksenniska school area and along the geological forest trail, which provide information on the geology of the area e.g. deltas, marginal-moraine ridges, rock types and kettle holes.
There is a Saimaa Geopark sign along the Vuoksenniskantie road below the school.
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.
Vuoksenniska geological forest trail leads you through the delta plain and marginal-moraine ridges. There are QR-codes and geological signs along the trail.
Route description of the Vuoksenniska geological forest trail and instructions for arrival are described in the contents of the Outdoor Active platform: Route description of the geological trail of Imatra Vuoksenniska
Image: Arto Hämäläinen