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The Kassen canal in Høvåg is a beautiful canal providing a new gateway to a pleasant little trip just beside Blindleia.
Helleviga (at the North Sea Road) is a large recreational area at the seaside open to the public.
Old road, used for droving and pack animals, and as a footpath. Now upgraded to a trail for walking.
Lit and marked trail through varied terrain.
Søgne municipality has many trails, both in the forest with beautiful lakes and along the archipelago with a long rocky coastline and small beaches.
Go for a walk (approx. 3 km) on the former island naval base of Odderøya, now a recreation area, in Kristiansand. Walk on idyllic sign-posted paths with excellent views of the eastern harbour, Cristiansholm Fortress (1672) and the leisure boat marinas. The island has a very interesting military history with remnants of old ramparts, thegunpowder store, an old isolation hospital and other buildings from the 18th century onwards. Odderøya was also used as a quarantineharbour in the 1830s and was the largest quarantine station in Northern Europe.
Saltholmen Lighthouse - the islets were used early in the 19th century for the extraction of sea salt. Lighthouse from 1882, manned until 1952 when it was automated.
The lively fish pier is an experience in it self! See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks, the smallboats chugging through the canal.
Østre Randøya (previously Randøya Fort) is a magnificent recreation area with smooth rocks ideal for sunbathing, a sheltered bay and excellent paths for walking.
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