Ruunaa Recreation Area
Ruunaa , just 30km northeast of Lieksa, is an outdoorsy mecca east of Lake Pielinen. It boasts 38km of waterways with six whitewater rapids, plus unpolluted wilderness, excellent trekking paths and good fishing. Designated camp sites (with fire rings) are also provided and maintained. Keep your eyes peeled as the area is home to otters, deer and, sometimes, bears.