The surrounding Häme lakeland afford a wealth of phenomenal destinations for outings. The nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiastics can enjoy the scenery of the nearby national parks year round. The tranquil area of Lake Ruostejärvi Recreation Area and Häme Outdoor Center are great outing places for the whole family with many nature trails, lean-ons and clear lakes. The Liesjärvi and Torronsuo National Parks have several trails from day trips to overnight hiking.
Eerikkilä’s nearby areas Forssa, Tammela and Jokioinen have many interesting sights and attractions. Have you heard of Jokioinen Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and steam trains, Agricultural Exhibition Park Elonkierto, Tannery Museum in Porras or Forssa National Urban Park? Nature features the surrounding region on all sides and there are many historical sights and museums.
Nearest shopping places (market square, supermarkets and shops) are located in town of Forssa within 20 minutes drive from Eerikkilä.
These and many other sights you can explore on Forssa Region website
You can find more information from Traveller’s Guide to Forssa Region
Information about Häme Lakeland area on Visit Häme website
Ruostejärvi Recreation Area and Outdoor Center
The Outdoor center is situated by peaceful Ruostejärvi Recreational Area, which is known for its clear waters and sandy shores, easy trails and lay-bys. Crossing the lake with cable ferry or a bontoon bridge will make a fresh experience.
Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort is located only 1 km away from Häme nature Center – Eerikkilä Outdoor Center. There are beach with dressing room, lean-on, nature trails, a café and small souvenir shop. The Outdoor Center team will help you to choose the right equipment for your outdoor adventure.
In the vicinity of Eerikkilä you will find several wonderful attractions offering visitors great nature experiences. Tavastia or Häme lakeland forms a diverse destination with much to see and experience over several days. The area includes the two national parks of Liesjärvi and Torronsuo. The Folk Park of Saari and the Ruostejärvi Recreation Area are excellent day-trip destinations for families with small children.
The Saari Folk Park and Kaukolanharju scenic tower
The Saari Folk Park is situated 10 kilometers away from Eerikkilä. The wooden tower offers a lake view to Lake Pyhäjärvi and Lake Kuivajärvi, which The Ministry of the Environment chose one of our country’s most beautiful scenic areas in 1993. The park has wide, easy to hike trails, a summertime café and historical unique Lounais-Hämeen Pirtti.
Rykkeri keeps the heritage of fabric printing alive, makes personal patterns and own clothing collection.
Rykkeri shopping corner is located in Forssa, under the shelter of the magnificent old Finlayson red brick buildings in the Kutomo area.
In the store corner you will find women’s clothing and accessories from the Rykkeri collection made in Forssa, as well as men’s shirts. The quality products of several local artisans are also on display.
Adventure Park Sisumetsä and Hiidenlinna
Adventure Park Sisumetsä and Hiidenlinna are situated by Lake Särkjärvi in the middle of the beautiful nature in Somerniemi. In the adventure park you can challenge yourself with different courses such as zip-lines, climbing sections, walls, sled ride and Tarzan-Jump. Safety harness guarantee 100 % safety even though adventures happen high up on trees. You can find open terrace built 5 meters above ground level and suspension bridges connected to lookouts. Hiidenlinna holds a Ski Museum introduce downhill skiing and alpine skiing. The park and Hiidenlinna are 15 kilometers away from Eerikkilä.
The Museum of Natural History in Forssa
The Museum is situated in historical Spinning Mill area, on street Wahreninkatu, inside an old factory building, 20 kilometers away from Eerikkilä.
The Museum of Natural History has a comprehensive exhibition of Finnish birds and mammals as well as changing exhibits and the permanent “Suojassa” exhibition. The museum displays about 6000 items and specimens, focus being on local nature and conservation.
Forssa national urban park and Forssa museum
Forssa National urban park was established to protect and maintain the beauty of the cultural and natural landscape, and the historical characteristics Forssa. It tells the fascinating story of the change from the countryside environment into an industrialized centre in a century. The historical redbrick industrial buildings, the beautiful parks and settlements for the working class together with River Loimijoki valley and the esker areas form an historical and cultural destination.
Forssa was established around the textile industry. Swedish born Axel Wilhelm Wahren (1814-1885) founded a cotton spinning mill by the side of Kuhalankoski rapids in 1849. Forssa museum has two different exhibitions: the permanent exhibition The City of Colourful Cloth and a Museum Art Gallery that hosts montly changing art exhibitions. Forssa museum is located in the centre of Kehräämöalue Spinning Mill Area.
Museum Railway in Humppila and Jokioinen
Jump on an atmospheric journey aboard a steam train.
The museum trains operates on summer. On the Jokioinen Museum Railway, in addition to the steam train, you can also rent handcars at Minkiö station. On the handcar you can travel at your own pace, enjoying the beautiful countryside.