Skeppshult

The little town of Skeppshult is dominated by Skeppshult’s foundry, which has occupied the same site since 1906, and Skeppshult’s Bicycles – which according to the company itself makes the world’s most beautiful bicycle. Skeppshult is neighbour to Smålandsstenar, which is within easy reach by bike.

Housing

Skeppshult has a number of residential areas and vacant building lots for people wishing to build their own homes. There are also a number of rental apartments, many with their own patios.

Leisure

In addition to its proximity to swimming, fishing and the countryside there is an illuminated jogging trail and associations covering a variety of activities. The library attracts readers of different ages, and school facilities are also used for other activities.

The Nissan trail is an 8 km footpath that runs along the Nissan’s left bank from Ågårdsfors outside Smålandsstenar in the north to Skeppshult in the south. At Svenshult there is a rest area with a fire pit and benches.

Schools

Skeppshult has a preschool for children in the ages 1 to 5 and a primary school.

Communications

There are bus connections to other parts of Gislaved municipality and the surrounding municipalities. In addition to cycle tracks within the community there is an asphalted cycle track to Smålandsstenar.

Tourism

Enjoy the Nissan River by canoe! The Nissan canoe trail is almost 90 km long and runs through the entire municipality. One of the canoe trail rest areas is at Skeppshult.

There has been a mill on the Nissan River in Bölaryd at least since the 17th century. In former times there was also a chair factory, sawmill, a scythe smithy, wire drawers, nail manufacturing and a hydro power station.

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