Vilppulankoski recreation area

Vilppulankoski is an attractive setting for an outdoor excursion for the whole family! Vilppulankoski recreation area offers a wide range of services: a child-friendly beach, a popular traffic park and playground, a beach volleyball court, a sauna available by advance booking, a lakeside restaurant and a boat harbour. There is also a 4-hole disc golf course suitable for beginners at this location.

A short walking trail along the rapids includes a memorial to the events of 1918. At the lean-to along the trail, visitors can grill sausages while listening to the sounds of the rapids. Vilppulankoski rapids are a great fishing destination.

Rantaravintola Isabella in Vilppula harbour serves tasty lunches on weekdays and à la carte meals in the evenings. During the summer season, there is an ice-cream kiosk at the traffic park.

An arboretum and hut maintained by Pohjois-Hämeen Puumiehet are located in the area. The arboretum was planted in 2018 to mark the centenary of Finland’s independence and it features 18 species of trees that are typical of Finland. There is also a hut at the arboretum that is used for learning activities by the pupils of Vilppulankoski school. The hut is rented to other interested parties in the evenings, on weekends and during school holidays. Rantaravintola Isabella manages bookings for the hut.

The Vilppulankoski rapids tourist area is a great place to spend an entire day!

Families with children sitting in the shade on a summer day. In the background, two boys are jumping off a dock into the water.
The beach is popular on summer days.
Two men sitting at a lean-to surrounded by trees, grilling sausages.
The lean-to at the Vilppulankoski rapids is a great place to grill some sausages.
A lean-to and grassy area with the sun shining in the blue sky, through birch trees.
The lean-to built by Pohjois-Hämeen Puumiehet.