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Orono Bog Boardwalk

Orono, ME
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Orono
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The bog and boardwalk are beautiful year around. A great place to stop on one's way to work or home and just have a few moments of serenity in a natural setting. It so close to everything that you can go for hours or just a few minutes.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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172 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was a beautiful place and we we very lucky to visit during a record high temperature day. The day was absolutely beautiful and many trees had already turned so we enjoyed and amazing display of reds and yellows mixed in with the greens. It was crowded yet we still enjoyed the walk. The boardwalk goes through different habitats of... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ideal to get close to nature in a typical Maine topography setting. Nothing to improve! Sorry we missed the special day coming up, because the first-hand explanations are better than any explanatory boards.

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Old Town, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great walking path where you're able to see the Orono Bog. They have a couple of rest areas with benches and scenic viewing areas. Typically lots of wildlife and there are informative signs around describing the various plant and animal life. I haven't been since they renovated the boards, but I've heard it's even nicer now! A... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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