Try new activities during your holiday
You should make the most of your holiday. Doing whatever you like is what makes the best holiday. Whatever the season, there is always something interesting to do at Lehmonkärki. There’s something for everyone, from swimming to snowmobile safaris and from fishing to disc golf and berry picking. There is also a playground for the little ones in the family. For those with a more competitive attitude, we will organize a playful game tournament according to your wishes.
You can also experience something new in a genuine chimneyless sauna, located right on the shore of Lake Päijänne. Read more about the sauna facilities at Lehmonkärki on the saunas page.
Lehmonkärki DISC GOLF
The Lehmonkärki disc golf course was completed in 2018. Designed by Kalevi Louhivuori, the course winds through stunning rocky landscapes with Lake Päijänne shimmering in the background.
Lehmonkärki’s disc golf course is a professional-level, full-length 18-hole course. The longest fairway is 120 meters and the shortest 58 meters. Most of the holes are par 3. You should start the round by first warming up with throws to the training basket. The terrain is hilly and varied, so going round the course is also good exercise. If you get hungry, you can eat bilberries and lingonberries in the wild, and at the end of the game you can dip into Lake Päijänne. In addition, our summer café with its delicious homemade ice cream, pastries, and special coffees is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm between Midsummer and early August.
Combine disc golf and a holiday
You can come and stay at Lehmonkärki for a longer period of time. Get a group of friends together and spend a fun weekend staying at one of our classy villas and playing. More information about our villas and the booking status.
Disc golf course fees 2023
|Daily fee||5 €|
|Season ticket adults||50 €|
|Season ticket children under the age of 18||25 €|
The course fee is payable at the Lehmonkärki reception during its opening hours.
You can pay at the reception by debit card and cash. When the reception is closed, payments (cash) can be placed in the mailbox at the start of the course. Instructions for payment can be found near the Lehmonkärki reception at the starting point of the course. If you play using this method, please remember to bring cash with you.
Now you’ve caught it!
Fishing is the perfect counterbalance for your busy everyday life. Lehmonkärki offers excellent opportunities for catching fish from Lake Päijänne. You can simply sit with a fishing or spinning rod on the dock of your villa. The rent of each villa includes a Päijän rowing boat, which you can use to row to the edge of the nearest reed bed.
At the reception, we sell fishing permits and rent out fishing equipment, outboard motors for rowing boats, and power boats for longer trips. You can also book a day cruise or a fishing trip with a guide on the fishing raft Marleena from Lehmonkärki.
You can take to the water with your own boat as well. You can safely launch your own boat (e.g. a troller) from the shallow sandy beach of Lehmonkärki. The closest paved slipway is at Vääksy marina. If you come to Lehmonkärki aboard a larger boat, you can safely dock your boat at our guest dock. Please notify the Lehmonkärki reception of your arrival.
Winter fishing is also possible at Lehmonkärki. Hire ice fishing gear or go on a day trip with a guide to enjoy taut lines.
Net-fishing permits can be purchased from Lehmonkärki, and you can also rent a kicksled/snowmobile for a fishing trip on the ice, or go on a guided seine-fishing trip.
PÄIJÄNNE NATIONAL PARK
Nature experiences nearby
Take a trip to the beautiful Päijänne National Park with its hundreds of sandy beaches and unique lagoons. The national park is the first national park outside Lake Saimaa established to preserve the nature of Finnish lakes. It is located in the southern Lake Päijänne area and consists of some fifty undeveloped islands and islets, as well as parts of inhabited islands. The main objective of the national park is to protect the lake archipelago and the associated lakeside and forest flora and fauna.
Lehmonkärki is an official information point for the Päijänne National Park. The information point is located at our reception. Reception opening hours are:
Our water taxi service will take you to the Kelvenne esker island that is 9 km long. You can arrange for delivery and pickup on the same or different days. The point of departure is the Lehmonkärki pier.
WATER TAXI FARES 2023
|Round trip to the southern end of Kelvenne Island||180 €|
|Single fare to the southern end of Kelvenne Island, single fare from Karhunkämmen||270 €|
|Round trip to Karhunkämmen||350 €|
|Single fare to the southern end and Kelvenne Island, single fare from North end||370 €|
Capacity: 4 persons + 1 backpack or light rucksack per passenger. You cannot take any large equipment, such as camping chairs or tables, with you. Max load (incl. persons and goods) total. 350 kg.
Ask for more information and book the boat taxi at +358 50 5501 776
Thrill of speed on a jet ski
Spend an action-packed day in the stunning scenery of Lake Päijänne on a jet ski. You can go on a trip yourself or opt for a guided safari. Riding Lehmonkärki’s high-quality jets is a pleasure. One jet can carry 1–3 people.
Lagoon tour on a jet ski
- Duration 2.5 h
- A jet ski for 2–3 people
- Minimum group size 3 persons
- Maximum group size 9 persons
- €250/person + one additional person per jet ski €100 each
- incl. fuel, insurance, towing fee, coffee, and a pastry
A great option for a bachelor/bachelorette party!
|From 10 am to 6 pm||260 € + fuel|
|1 h||95 € + fuel|
|Additional hours||40 € + fuel|
Stand up paddleboarding will calm you down
Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is a calm and even meditative form of water sports that strengthens your core muscles and improves your balance. You can get very close to nature with a SUP board. Up close, you can see birds perched on islets and the rocks of the lakebed shimmering through the clear water, and smell the fresh scent of the lake.
The bay off Lehmonkärki is an ideal place for SUP. The water is often calm, making it easy for beginners to start a new sport. Boards are available for hire during the opening hours of the reception. We also organize guided tours
|2 hours||30 €|
|1 day||60 €|
There’s plenty for the kids to do and the parents will have fun too!
In the Lehmonkärki area, you will find a free children’s playground where you can throw darts, play with the children in the sandpit, test your jumping skills on the trampoline, and much more in the summertime.
You can also play tennis, basketball, and volleyball on the Pergo multi-purpose court next to the playground. You can rent equipment and book shifts at the reception.
The sandy beach at Isohaapa is a great place to play beach volleyball or try out paddleboats. The paddleboats are available to our guests free of charge. The youngest members of the family can swim safely at the shallow beach.
|Pergo multi-purpose court||15 € / h|
|Tennis rackets||5 € / pc|
|Basketballs||5 € / pc|
|Giant footballs||5 € / pc|
|Beach volleyball court + ball||15 € / h|
Come to Lehmonkärki Marina
Combine cottage life and boating, and come and spend your holiday in the beautiful scenery of Lake Päijänne. You can also stay overnight at the pier for €20/day. The price includes drinking water and the use of toilets and showers. We will charge a separate fee of €5/connecting wire/day for electricity. There is a ban on anchoring and generating waves at the marina.
The Lehmonkärki summer café is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm in the summer of 2022 (17 June – 7 August). The café serves homemade savory and sweet pastries, a daily changing soup, ice cream from the café’s own kitchen, and beverages.
SKI, SKATE, SNOWSHOE
Ski, skate, or snowshoe
The sun is shining and the snow is inviting you to get out and about. You can rent skis and ski boots for skiing, snowshoes, and poles for hiking or skates for tour skating on the lake. You can also skate on a ploughed field in front of the main building Isohaapa.
In the wintertime, there is a lighted skiing route of approximately 2 kilometers in the Lehmonkärki villa area. There are excellent lighted skiing routes also for those interested in skate skiing at Aurinkovuori in Vääksy (a ten-minute drive from Lehmonkärki).
|Snowshoes + poles||10 € / pair|
|Skis||25 € / day|
Let’s go cycling!
Rent a bicycle from Lehmonkärki and explore the local area on your bike. From Lehmonkärki, you can choose from many directions: there are easy scenic routes and more sporty off-road trails.
Lehmonkärki 8 km (easy) The easy cycle route of 8 km through the rural areas around Lehmonkärki is suitable for the whole family. The route runs through old fir forests and open fields. You might also see some handsome long-horned highland cattle grazing in a field.
Pulkkilanharju 15 km (easy) The cycling route to Pulkkilanharju esker is easy and suitable for the whole family. The route passes through beautiful fields, ending at the magnificent Pulkkilanharju esker. There is a kiosk on the esker next to Karisalmi Bridge in the summertime and signposts guiding you to the Pulkkilanharju nature trail. The route is 15 kilometers in length.
The 60-km route from Lehmonkärki via the beautiful Kalkkinen village and the Kalkkinen Canal to Vääksy and back to Lehmonkärki is a great day trip.
Vesijärven ympäri (Round Lake Vesijärvi) is an excellent and popular route for a full-day excursion. Along the route, you will find charming rural villages and many nice cafés. Starting from Lehmonkärki, the route is about 90 km in length.
Electric rental bikes only for overnight customers.
Electric mountain bike (Cube)
3-hour package offer €45
Following hours €10/h
Full day (from 10 am to 6 pm) €80
GET OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Nature right at the door of your villa
Lehmonkärki is located at a beautiful spot on the shore of Lake Päijänne. The area is rich in beautiful nature and surrounded by extensive woodlands. You can go jogging, hiking, geocaching, or even for a picnic in the surrounding wilderness.
A 2.2 km Hobbit Trail goes around the Lehmonkärki villa area. The longer 7 km Lehmo Trail, which partly uses forest roads, is suitable for those who want a longer walk. There are also many unmarked forest paths and roads in the area. Go out alone or with a group, with or without Nordic walking poles. You can rent poles at the reception.
The Lehmonkärki area has a network of permanent control points of the local orienteering club Asikkalan Raikas. You can rent a compass and a map from the reception.
Geocaching is treasure hunting in nature.
It’s a great hobby for the whole family.
There are four geocaches in the Lehmonkärki area.