Arboretum Mustila is a special kind of forest park in northern Europe. It is considered to be the oldest and largest one and the park has a unique magical atmosphere. The area consist of 120 hectares and the area was founded at the beginning of the 20th century.
Arboretum Mustila is located near the village of Elimäki, 25 kilometers from the center of Kouvola, towards Helsinki on Route 6.
Mustila is the best place to be if you want to know what real magical forest is like. You can choose to take a little walk among the trees or go for a longer hike in the woods. You can enjoy the safe and relaxing Finnish nature at it's very best. All the roads are in excellent shape and they are taken care all year round. The park has three signposted trekking trails of different lenghts, that are easy to follow, as well as a nature trail with question points (1km). It also has dozens of little paths, that you can freely explore. In the central areas of Azalea Slope, Rhododendron Valley and Fox Hill are wide, well-maintained paths, that can also be negotiated by wheelchair.
Mustila is also the home to a cafe and you can also enjoy the services of Mustila Wine in the area.
In summer (May 1–Sep 30) visitors are welcome to the park from 8:00 to 21:00.
In winter (Oct 1–Apr 30) it's advisable to visit in the daylight.