Harju, photo: Jussi Judin
When you get the urge to grab your shoes and head out for a run, you will find a choice of excellent trails and paths in Jyväskylä. There’s the Rantaraitti waterfront trail, chosen as Finnish Recreactional Route of the Year in 2005, and a series of nature trails that are a great opportunity for spotting wildlife and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. Close to the city centre, there’s Harju Stadium, complete with a running track, and the Laajavuori urban park has a choice of running and walking trails too. Jyväskylä also boasts an additional 500 km of trails, paths and cross-country ski tracks that stay open all year round and are ideal for all sorts of sports. Many of the trails also feature outdoor gyms, which are perfect for anyone looking to do a bit of strength training during their run!
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