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Orono Bog Boardwalk

Orono, ME
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Orono
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Tolland, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Saw deer, nice birch trees, with the greenery, along the river. Bring bug spray, lots of mosquitoes & we forgot our spray.

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Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful place for a quiet walk. The loop is about one mile around with plenty of benches and informational signs throughout. It has a wide enough area for wheelchairs and there is one available in the cabin---just ask the volunteer docent there if you need to borrow it. I enjoy going out there and seeing how much the flora change... More

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Bangor, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you're looking for a quick, low-impact way to get your family outside for a bit, this would be a great option for you! Its not too long of a walk. There's a places stop for a rest along the way, and an outhouse for a bathroom break, The views are beautiful. The trail signs are really well marked and... More

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midcoast Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The boardwalk features information posts at intervals along the loop. One introduced a small rodent (red-backed vole?), photo and description. As if on cue, the little guy appeared! Every trip is like going back in time.

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EL CAJON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is the most relaxing walking area around. People in this town are trustworthy, too! I dropped my car keys on the ground in the woods and found them sitting in the front seat of the car when we returned to the parking area. Nowhere but Orono, Maine!

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Orono, Maine, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderfully interesting experience. A one-mile loop on an elevated boardwalk through a fascinating bog environment. Closed in winter, but a must-see during the other three seasons. In spring the bog explodes with an almost tropical intensity of green as leaves unfurl for the summer ahead and wildflowers make their annual debut. Autumn with its raging colors is just one more... More

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Milo, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The 3 mile walk along the board walk was very beautiful with the changing of the leaves. I had so much fun.

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PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Wonderful bog with all the plant specialties of an acidic peat environment. Interpretive signs provide information for this self-guided walk. I imagine a June visit would be absolutely incredible with blooms galore, but a mid-August visit offered treasures like Bladderwort and White Fringed Orchid in bloom, and a buffet of berries. Birds were still busy, although quieter than they would... More

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Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have walked at the Bog with my 98 yr. old aunt and with young children in all seasons! I have completed 5 oil paintings of the rare plants and foliage there. This is a must see destination!

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Orono, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Close to Bangor Mall but feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. Once you get out of the wooded area and enter the open bog the views are just stunning. Rare bog plants and birds are at home in the bog and often can be seen from the walk.

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