The Kummakivi erratic boulder
The Kummakivi erratic is one of Saimaa Geopark sites in Ruokolahti. Kummakivi erratic is a boulder that is about seven meters long and rests on a narrow rock bed, touching it in such a small area that it looks like a rock would almost move. The Kummakivi erratic was given protected status in 1962.
The Sammalsilta bridge, "the moss bridge"
The Sammalsilta bridge was originally built by the Kaukas Company in the 1930s. Its purpose was to facilitate the passage of forest workers across Lake Pitkäjärvi. Today, the bridge serves Kumakivi erratic passers-by and other nature enthusiasts.
The path through the Kummakivi and the moss bridge crosses varying terrain. There is a Saimaa Geopark sign at Kummakivenmäki parking area. Another sign is next to Kummakivi.
Safety informationSafety information for hikers
Tips and hintsIn 1962, Kummakivi was named a protected natural monument as outlined in the Nature Conservation Act. It is prohibited to damage or deface a protected natural monument.
The road number 62 between Ruokolahti and Puumala turns to Hauklapintie. The crossing is about 27 kilometers from the center of Ruokolahti.
Drive to Hauklapintie road. After a few kilometers the road changes to Mäntylahdentie. After 10 kilometers of road number 62 turn left to Kummakiventie road. Drive about 500 meters on Kummakiventie until the narrow dirt road turns right. At its end, about 200 meters away, there is a turning point for cars.
The path starts at the end of the turning point. Follow the path just over 500 meters, so you end up on the Kummakivi erratic and the Sammalsilta bridge.
ParkingThe parking and turnig point area is at the Kummakivenmäki. Another parking space can be found on the shore of Pitkäjärvi.
EquipmentIt is advisable to wear sturdy and waterproof shoes. Dress according to the weather and take enough drinks with you.
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