Kaitalampi lake is in northern Espoo, about 25 km from Helsinki, close to Nuuksio national park. It is a narrow 1 km long lake with a surrounding hiking path and a nature protected area west of the lake. The northern side is quite popular and has wide, well-beaten paths and a busy local road passes the area. The lake is quite popular among fisherman. The southern part of the lake offers more peace and less people.
What a variety of people were there in October weekend; I saw and heard runners, hikers, families, nordic walkers, a swimmer (water is cold), a fisherman (I heard fishing not allowed this year), dog walkers, a family carrying their own coal grill, geocachers, groups (one with a loud personality) that had really “occupied” the fire sites, people of different languages. The parking places are quite near to the paths and fire sites so popularity is quaranteed. Maybe it was this overwhelming range of people but I found the area not so relaxing (except some southern parts of it). Towards the late afternoon area got a bit more peaceful. Luckily there are a lot of other nice lakes nearby.