Jyväskylä has a number of marked nature trails with information boards in a variety of terrains and suitable for hikers of different skill levels. In addition, the city has bird towers situated by a number of different bodies of water. From them one can spot even some rarer birds, particularly during the springtime.
The large areas of unbroken forest and varying terrain offer excellent possibilities for hiking and nature experiences. There are also some fine nature spots right by the centre which are worth a visit.