When left the lovely Metsäranta campsite on our 9 day roadtrip through the lake region in central Finland (Helsinki-Heinola–Kangasniemi–Lievestuore–Jyväskylä so far), we drove west. We passed the famous and unique church in Petäjävesi but didn’t stop to take pictures because we were hungry.
We stopped for breakkie in Keuruu, and what we saw of the little town made us want to explore it a little more; It was so tidy, there was a nostalgic paddle wheel next to a lovely restaurant, a picturesque blue wooden train station, lovely old wooden houses hosting museums, small design shops and events. Kids also found something they liked to climb on.
When we left Keuruu and drove northwest through a few other small towns, the ones close to Keuruu and Jyväskylä where cute and tidy. If we’d known that it was such a pretty area, we would had stopped for another night but now we had to continue to our main destination on the flat west coast leaving the lakes, hills and forest behind us. Well, as we found that there is more for us to explore in Jyväskylä, when we come back, we may have to spend some time in the surroundings as well .