Variable and beautiful nature, swamp, old forest and the mythical Björnberget, paths partly made by people and animals under a period of 100 – 200 years and a ribbon of small lakes and rest areas – that`s how to describe Petsmo Vandringsled.

You can walk a distance from 0,6 km up to 12,5 km, depending how you choose your route. The walking trail has two start places and if you choose to walk the whole trail you get to experience all four campfire places, all of them unique in their own way, but all with fantastic views.

Map of the trail

Read more about the walking trail here

You can read the final report about the project here (in Swedish only)

Please notice the direction of the path! (Marked with arrows on the map)
The route is signposted only in ONE direction!

More about the trail

Petsmo Vandringsled, Petsmo walking trail, has been constructed and completed in the shape of a Leader- funded project during 1.6.2020-30.9.2021. The project owner is Petsmo Ungdomsförening r.f. who appointed a working team for the project. There has been over 50 volunteers working and the time spent is over 2 000 hours.

The main funder is Aktion Österbotten by the European agriculture fund for rural development and Petsmo UF, Kulturösterbotten, Korsholms kommun and Aktiastiftelsen.

Even Petsmo samfälligheter r.f. and many local companies and villagers have been funders.

The total budget of the project, including the volunteers work amounts to just over 80 000 €, half of which is material costs.

The total length of the trail is 12,5 km and can be divided to the South and the North route. If you choose to walk the whole trail you will pass all four resting places and the small lakes Särkiträsk, Rudträsk, Kvarnträsk and the swamp Källmossen which has a measured depth of 7 meters. Even the depth of all lakes is impressive.

The walking trail has been given much positive attention and has already been used frequently even before finished. We specially recommend the route along Rudträsk, a detour to the exciting place Björnberget and the 600-meter-long trail of duck boards, log bridges, over Källmossen.

Please tag the walking trail on the social media with your pictures and remember that it is good to take firewood with you, when we can’t always guarantee that firewood stocks are filled. Take nothing but memories with you and leave nothing but footprints behind you. We hope that you also will write a note in some of our notebooks.

Petsmo UF and the working team would like to thank all landowners who made this project possible and welcome you on a nice hike.

Before the hike

Please note that hunting is in progress 20.8-28.2. and if you have a dog, you must keep the dog on a leash all year round.

It’s forbidden to drive moped, cross motorcycle or ATV on the trail and even riding a horse.

Remove all trash and when a warning of forest or grass fire is given by The Finnish Meteorological Institute fire are allowed only at built-in fireplaces with a chimney. Be extremely careful when handling open fire. The one who lights the fire is responsible for safety.


  • Move on foot, bicycle, or skiing wintertime
  • Pick berries, mushrooms, fish with worm and jig-fishing in the winter
  • Light a fire at MARKED fireplaces ONLY if there is not given warning of fire in forest and grass at the area
  • Camp at marked rest areas


  • Let your pets off leash
  • Leave any waste at the rest areas or along the trail
  • Catch, harm, or kill animals or destroy their nests
  • Damage constructions along the trail
  • Take or damage soil and bedrock

For the mobility impaired

One of our rest areas, Rudträsk, is adapted so that even mobility impaired and wheelchair bounded can take part of and enjoy the nature and barbeque, even if you can’t walk the trail. You can with permission come with car or an invataxi. Please contact us and we will get the road barrier and drive- in opened at an agreed time.