About

The Uljas Koitto ("Noble Endeavor") Temperance Society (UKTS) was founded in Quincy Massachusetts in 1892 to discourage the use of alcohol and illicit drugs amongst Finnish immigrants and inform the public about Finnish culture.  In 1927, UKTS purchased a lodge and surrounding land around Furnace Pond in Pembroke, MA.  For the last 80+ years, UKTS has provided a welcoming respite from a complex life for Finns and non-Finns who appreciate the benefits of a hot sauna.   Today, our sauna attracts individuals and families from a multitude of backgrounds, and ethnicities; from life-long members to individuals curious for their first experience.

 

UKTS's traditional Finnish sauna is a genuine wood-fired (dry) sauna, situated just steps from Furnace Pond, allowing everyone the opportunity to cool down with a peaceful swim in the summer or a quick dunk in the winter.

 

The sauna is open to the public year-round.  Our primary season runs mid-April through mid-November with saunas every Saturday, 3:00 - 9:00pm.  Over the winter months we aim to keep the sauna open every other week, weather permitting and host special events to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

 

UKTS is a community of its members and guests and all members are expected to volunteer to operate and maintain the facility and sauna grounds. 

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