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Bog Boardwalk

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The Bog Boardwalk is a short trail that brings hikers to an elevated boardwalk into the bog.


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Point to Point

1,273' 388 m

High

1,246' 380 m

Low

28' 9 m

Up

13' 4 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Lake · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Due to the fragility of the bog, and for visitor safety, visitors are asked to stay on the elevated boardwalk and not onto the bog mats placed directly on to the bog.

Description

Just off of the Vole Trail is the Bog Trail. It is a narrow trail that goes down hill with a few wooden steps. Along the edge of the bog, it can get wet and muddy, but mats are placed in the wettest spots. Along the trail visitors will see beaver chewed stumps and a water trail along the edge of the bog that beaver created while moving branches to their lodge located on the east edge of the bog.

There is an elevated boardwalk that takes people further into the bog. In the summer, bog mats are placed directly onto the bog, but these are only for use with a Hunt Hill naturalist and it is requested that all other visitors stay only on the elevated trail.

The trail makes a loop back up the hill and reconnects with the Vole Trail.

Flora & Fauna

The trail has beaked hazelnut, blueberry, spring woodland flowers and many ferns including: interrupted, bracken and cinnamon fern. Belted Kingfisher, Green Heron, ducks, thrush and warblers.

Once visitors arrive at the bog boardwalk, bog plants include: alder, Tamarack, Sphagnum moss, Bog Rosemary, Labrador tea, Blue Flag Iris, Bog Laurel, Pitcher Plant, Tufted Loosestrife, Water Arum, Cotton sedge, Marsh Cinquefoil, and Common Sundew.

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Nikki Janisin

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Boardwalk leading out of the bog.
Jun 3, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI

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