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Uutela

The largest and most diverse outdoor recreational area in eastern Helsinki

Uutela in the morning sun © Teemu Saloriutta

Uutela features sea shores, forests, swamps and meadows, all of which are ideal for hiking. The area also houses an allotment garden, Skata Farm and several old villas. At Skata Farm there is also a hut with a fireplace, which visitors are free to use at weekends.

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The gloe lakes of Uutela © Teemu Saloriutta
Services and routes

You will find more detailed route descriptions and services on this subpage or on the side menu map at the upper right corner.

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A four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) © Helsingfors stads materialbank, Seppo Laakso
History

The City of Helsinki purchased Uutela as a recreational area in 1953 before the region was joined with the City in 1966. In 1967, the recreational area was named Uutela after Nybonds Farm.

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Uutela in 1970 © Helsinki City Museum, Simo Rista
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