Activities at the farm and in surrounding areas

Borrow the farm’s rowing boat and fall in love with the lakeside scenery of northern Pirkanmaa. Hike in Helvetinjärvi National Park and soak in the impressive scenery with its steep gorges. Experience a wide variety of nature, culture, arts, and music. When you are planning your holiday in northern Pirkanmaa, please turn to us for tips and recommendations!

On this page, we have collected activities, attractions and experiences ranging from the vicinity of the farm to surrounding municipalities. Plan your holiday in advance or ask us for advice – you can also find the destinations on a map!

Activities at Ylä-Tuuhonen Farm

Our beach is located approximately 400 metres away from the farm courtyard, and it is naturally available for our guests to use for refreshing dips. We heat the lakeside saunas as agreed upon, and the shore is only accessible to bathers during the sauna times.

When you want to get to know the stunning scenery of Lake Tarjanne, you can find a rowing boat and a wide canoe from the shore that are at your disposal. If you want to rent the rowing boat or canoe for the entire day, we charge a small extra fee. You can find life jackets from the woodshed close to the sandy beach.

In the winter, when the weather is nice, the farm has a few traditional kicksleds available for you to use.


"This place is a gem, hidden between forest and lakes. The perfect place to enjoy the nature of the region. We enjoyed the cozy warmth of the rooms and the way you made us feel at home and welcome with a friendly smile and delicious honest food. This is what we needed!"


Kiitos ihanasta viikonlopusta, makoisista yöunista, rantasaunasta ja vaellusvinkeistä!

Eeva ja Teemu

Attractions and events in Ruovesi

Ruovesi municipal offices | Ruovedentie 30, 34600 Ruovesi | +358 3 486 111 | 

Ruovesi tourist information | tel. +358 (0)44 787 1388 |
open from the beginning of June until mid-August from Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Viljamakasiini (address: Ruovedentie 5, Ruovesi). where there is changing art exhibitions during the summertime.

Ruovesi cultural tourism map in Finnish

Summer in Ruovesi 2022 –brochure in Finnish

Ruovesi local history museum | Museotie 1,  Ruovesi | open during the summertime

Viljamakasiini | Ruovedentie 5, Ruovesi | changing exhibitions in the summer

“Witches’ Trial” summer festival in Ruovesi in July 2023

Musiikkia Ruovesi Musiikkia Ruovesi chamber music festival in Ruovesi in summer 2023

Sofia Magdalena church cemetery and the large Tuuhonen rowing boat | Kirkkotie 1, Ruovesi 

Ruovesi local theatre presents during the summer 2023:  

Ronja Ryövärintytär – in Pyynikkilä: Pappilankulmantie 88, Ruovesi

Nature destinations in Ruovesi and surrounding municipalities

Helvetinjärvi National Park and Helvetinkolu Gorge 

Kankimäki Helvetinkoluntie 775, Ruovesi  
4 km circular trail called “Helvetistä itään” to Helvetinkolu Gorge

Haukanhieta | Haukkamaantie 1714, Ruovesi 
11 km back and forth trail from Haukanhieta to Helvetinkolu Gorge

You can combine the trails (15 km) or walk from Helvetinkolu Gorge to Luoma (+8/11 km)

Siikaneva Swamp Nature Reserve circular trails of 2.5 and 10 km | Ollinkiventie 255, Ruovesi

Seitseminen National Park and Nature Centre, several trails | Seitsemisentie 110, Ylöjärvi 

Ryövärinkuoppa Nature Reserve | Siikakankaantie, Ruovesi (in finnish)

Juupajoki Gorge Nature Reserve | Koskitie 45, Korkeakoski

Toriseva Gorge Lakes and nature trail, 6.5 km | Torisevajärvientie 513 / highway 66, Virrat

Isojärvi National Park Heretty | Kylämäntie 1335, Kuhmoinen where there is a summer café 

Museums, attractions, and events in surrounding municipalities

Serlachius museums, Mänttä-Vilppula 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | 1 June–31 August Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Gösta | Joenniementie 47, Mänttä

Gustaf | R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, Mänttä

Mänttä Art Festival in Pekilo on 12 June–31 August 2022 | Tehtaankatu 21, Mänttä

Mänttä Music Festival 2–6 August 2022

Mänttä Organ Week 7–15 August 2022

Kaunismäki barn theatre, Uittosalmentie, Vilppula

Kallenaution Kievari café and shop | open in the summer | Kallenautiontie 327, Juupajoki

The Art Center Purnu | open in the summer | Mustasaari 63, 35100 Orivesi as.

Killinkoski Old Factory | Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. | Inkantie 60, Virrat 

KesäVirratSoi music festival | 14–17 July 2022

Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Park | open in the summer from 1 May 2022 onwards | Asematie 37, Haapamäki 


Dance pavilions in the summer

Vehkakoski dance pavilion, Vehkalinnantie 30, Pohjaslahti, Mänttä-Vilppula

Virrat beach Torppakyläntie 65, Virrat

Myllyniemi dance pavilion, Havangantie 153, Vaskivesi, Virrat

Haapamäki steam locomotive park Veturipuistontie 1, Haapamäki


Matkalla Mänttään tultiin yöpymään ja nauttimaan ihanasta tunnelmasta. Kiitos!

Kirjavaisen perhe

Riikan JoogaHetki yoga

You can participate in yoga instructor Riikka Lauttaanaho’s yin yoga classes in the premises of Joogasali Alku in Mänttä or Sointula in Ruovesi. In addition, Mänttä’s joogasali provides aerial yoga and park yoga in the summer in the park of Serlachius Museum Gösta. You can also book a private yoga lesson for yourself or a small group.

Riikka also offers Tibetan singing bowl therapy for private individuals and groups as well as rents inflatable SUP boards.

Joogasali Alku
Ratakatu 8, Mänttä (31 km)
tel. +358 (0)50 325 3075 |
reservation calendar
Riikan JoogaHetki on Facebook and Instagram

Metsämökki Ruovesi

Painter Tiina Lamminen’s summer atelier, Metsämökki (“The Forest Cottage”), is located in Tuuhoskylä village in Ruovesi, only 3 km away from Ylä-Tuuhonen Farm.

In summer 2021, you can work in Tiina’s open atelier by agreeing on it in advance or you can pop by to exchange ideas on art and painting. Tiina collects a fee for materials used and a workshop fee.

Tuuhoskyläntie 653, Ruovesi (3 km)
tel. +358 (0)50 364 6674 |
Metsämökki on Instagram

Do you need help or tips?

Contact us or ask the farm staff at the farm – we’re happy to share with you our best tricks and tips for a perfect holiday!