Tahko is a small tourist town with many restaurants and possibilities for various outdoor activities. It has some of the best winter sports facilities in Finland. There are hundreds of kilometers of marked routes in nearby Nilsiä and Northeast Savonia that are suitable for snowmobiles.
There are also numerous marked paths for hiking and mountain biking. Nilsiä has a well-equipped marina, and Lake Syväri and Lake Vuotjärvi are renowned for their fish stocks. One can also fish in the Lastukoski rapids.
Tahko also has many sports services, clubs for people of different ages, a modern sports field, two full-length golf courses, a sports hall, tennis courts, and other sports premises.
An abandoned strip mining area nearby is nowadays a venue for opera performances.
The proposed plan of artificially increasing the height of the Tahkovuori hill has raised much debate in Finland.
There are 8,500 beds in the resort in vacation homes, apartment hotels, and hotels.