A rented cottage makes an excellent base for just relaxing and enjoing our clean nature and fresh air. Our four very distinct seasons offer different activities. In spring you can observe nature awaking again and listen to the abundance of birdsong. In summer you can admire the light nights as well as swimming and other activities. In autumn you can pick fresh wild berries and mushrooms growing in a clean environment. In winter the white fields of snow are perfect for skiing or snowmobiling.

FOR RENT:
Basic fishing equipment    free
Rowing boat                         free
Bicycles                                  free
Electric outboard motor  25 eur/day, 60 eur/week
Sup board                           20 eur/3 hours, 35 eur/day
Kayak/canoe                       20 eur/3 hours, 35 eur/day
Snowmobile                      195 eur/day
Snowshoes                          35 eur/day      
Ice fishing equipment      35 eur/day

GUIDED KAYAK TOURS :
Lake Orivesi and Puruvesi
Jänisjoki river

HIKING IN NATURE 
You can go hiking or Nordic walking along marked forest trails or just walk in the forest. Choose from short hiking trails that takes a few hours to more challenging treks. 
– Hiking trail in Karjalan Helmi, Info
– Kiteen Erä- ja riistapolku, Info
– Hiking trails in the Koli national park, Info

MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS: Karelianpolut, map

SWIMMING AND BOATING
You can swim in your private beach. These are good for children also.  All hauses have own rowing-boat. Make short boat trips to the lake and visit in the small islands of Orivesi lake.
FISHING – TRY TO CATCH THE BIG FISH
Our lake region is idea for angling, jigging and trolling. The best fishing seasons are Spring and Autumn. The most important catches are perch, pike, pike-perch, burbot and bream. In winter ice-fishing is very popular and easy too. We have the local fishing lisence for clients. National fisheries management fee must be paid by anyone aged 18-64 fishing in Finland unless you are only ice fishing, or fishing with a simple rod and line (without a reel and lure). The fee is 7 eur/week or 24 eur/year from www.fishing.fi or R-Kioski.
BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS
You can freely pick wild berries and mushrooms in the forest as you like. The berry and mushroom season begins in July. This is covered by Everyman´s rights.
KIDS PLAY AREA 
Trampoline, swing and sandbox
SKIING
Cross-country skiing is very popular in Finland. We have about 3 km ski trail near cottages. If you need more challenge you find more ski trails from Kitee town (16 km). The nearest ski centres are Mustavaara (100km) and Koli (150km) for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Info: www.mustavaara.fi www.koli.fi
SNOWMOBILING
We offer you the possibility to snowmobile driving through snowy forests and the wilderness in Eastern Finland. Interestig and varied snowmobiling routes are planned with environmental considerations in mind. Snowmobiling offers a superb mix of exhilarating speed, winter landscapes and physical exercise. Modern snowmobiles are easy to handle, and once you have learned the basics, you can also venture out to explore the countryside independently.
SKATING
You can skate on the skating area.
RIDING
Info: www.hepovaara.com