❈ Huovila Park ❈
Huovila Park is a landscaped park in the English style that was founded by Carl Constantin Collin, an engineer, at the turn of the 20th century. The park has now been restored to its former glory.
The park is 3½ hectares in size and includes four ponds. It is situated in a leafy valley between a high ridge and two small hills. Paths and lanes wind around the park, which visitors can walk along to admire the parkland scenery and lush vegetation.
Huovila Park has an abundance of trees, bushes and perennial plants. Tall Siberian firs (Abies sibirica) give Huovila Park a unique character and these trees are also spaced along both sides of the lane leading to the park.
Beautiful and peaceful Huovila
Huovila park is a fun and interesting excursion destination in the summer. Huovila park is an excellent place to come on a good summer day to walk for example, the beautiful Hiidenmäki forest path, which is 1.2 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour to walk the forest path. After climbing up to the Hiidenmäki forest trail, there you will find a gazebo where you can stay and sit for a while or have a snack while admiring the beautiful countryside. Along the route, there are also signposts and various tasks that allow you to get deeper into nature. While walking around the Huovila park, you can fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere while sensing the scenery and smells of the park. In the park you will find a diverse selection of different flower and plant species. In summer, the park is very colorful and beautiful and is an excellent place to spend the day alone or together with family and friends. This park is a unique place that should be added to the visit list if you are heading to the Lahti region.
Nettle-leaved bellflowers (Campanula trachelium) and perennial cornflowers (Centaurea Montana) are plenty full among the many traditional garden plants growing in the park. Collin ordered plants from continental Europe when creating the park. One aim when renovating Huovila Park was to preserve the original types of plants as far as possible.
The bridges, belvederes, gates, fountain, as well as the tables and seats with their sheltering canopies, have also been built to match their original appearance.
Huovila Park is open daily throughout the year. The café, museum, and exhibitions in the park are open from Wednesday to Sunday (11 am - 5 pm) from the end of May to the end of August. The Kärkölä local museum is also situated within the park. Entrance fee is 7 €/day or 12 €/season (museum and exhibitions).