Aittosaari

Municipality: Viitasaari
Protection year: 2010
Area protected: 7 ha

Aittosaari is located in the northern part of the municipality of Keitele, on the eastern shore of the lake. The total area of Aittosaari island is approximately seven hectares. The Foundation previously owned just over four hectares on the island, which it purchased from UPM in April 2010. The latest purchase in 2020 allows the Foundation to protect an additional area of approximately three hectares, meaning that the entire island is now protected.

The nature on Aittosaari island is varied: grassy heaths with lush spruces and broadleaf trees, rugged pine woods, lichen-covered rocks with old pine trees, and a strip of beautiful beach. The forest has not been cleared around the buildings, so they are beautifully surrounded by the trees, and also well camouflaged from the lake. In addition to protecting biodiversity, protecting Aittosaari is also important for the landscape. Other islands located near Aittosaari, such as Honkasaari, have also been protected.

Näin löydät Aittosaareen

Aittosaari sijaitsee pohjoisen Keiteleen itärannalla, Palkkilahdessa Aittoniemen kainalossa. Maitse saaren lähirannoille pääsee – pohjoisesta tultaessa – Kymönkosken kautta. Muutama sata metriä ns. Karoliinan portaiden parkkipaikan jälkeen kääntyy oikealle Palkkilahteen johtava tie. Keiteleen rantaa lähestytään vajaan kolmen kilometrin päässä. Tällä hetkellä säätiön taholta ei ole järjestetty venettä yleiseen käyttöön halukkaille vierailijoille Aittosaaressa. Omalla veneellä tulijoille paras maihinnousupaikka on salmenpuoleisella rannalla.

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