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Järvelä wetlands 

This fine birdwatching spot is located on the border of the towns of Kaarina and Lieto, north of Lake Littoistenjärvi. The wetlands are a nesting place for many bird species that you can observe from the birdwatching tower, among other places.
Bus lines: 2B, 2C
Nearest stop: Ukonkatu

Read more about the Järvelä wetlands.



In the historical Tuorla area, you can enjoy the sights of the beautiful manor and its garden. The centuries-old King’s Road from Stockholm to Vyborg passes the Manor. You can also visit the Tuorla Observatory during events such as open days.
Bus lines: 700–707
Nearest stop: Tuorla I

Read more about Tuorla (in Finnish).



In Vaarniemi Nature Reserve, you can admire the old oaks and the views stretching all the way to Turku when you climb into the Vaarniemi lookout tower on top of a tall rock. From Vaarniemi, you can continue your journey to Rauvolanlahti Bay or Katariinanlaakso Valley.
Bus lines: 7, 221
Nearest stop: Rauvolantie

Read more about the Vaarniemi lookout tower (in Finnish).


Huttala castle hills 

Huttala castle hills are steep and 74 metres high. They have been used on two occasions: in pre-Roman times in 500 BCE–0 and at the end of the Iron Age in the 11th and 12th centuries.
Bus lines: 702–706
Nearest stop: Lystilä I

Read more about the Huttala castle hills (in Finnish).


Kuusisto Castle ruins 

The medieval bishop’s castle of Kuusisto on the coast by Piikkiönlahti Bay was built as a safe haven for Catholic bishops in Finland. The castle was in use from the end of the 13th century until 1528.
Bus line: K2
Nearest stop: Kuusiston kartano

Read more about Kuusisto Castle (in Finnish).


Lake Littoistenjärvi 

Lake Littoistenjärvi, at the border of Kaarina and Lieto, is a popular nature destination. Winding nature trails circle the lake, and it also has a beach. The area also includes birdwatching towers with a view of the Järvelä wetlands, known for its diverse bird population. From the beach, you can see the old textile factory on the opposite shore.

Bus lines: 2B, 2C

Nearest stop: Littoistenjärvi