Barring any weather setbacks, things will be ready to go next month!

Forget about this pesky Nor'easter we are experiencing, the "real deal" Spring will be here before you know it, which means getting outdoors to explore.

The Orono Bog Boardwalk, located at Bangor City Forrest, off of Tripp Drive In Bangor, will officially open for the 2024 season, on Wednesday, May 1st.

This is a great way to spend the day with friends and family.

The Orono Bog covers 600 acres The bog is known for the Orono Bog Boardwalk, which is a 4,200 feet long boardwalk that is open to the public. The bog is in both the city of Bangor and the town of Orono. The bog is also partially protected as part of both the Bangor City Forest and land owned by the University of Maine. It became a National Landmark back in 1973.

This is the premier destination in the Bangor/Orono area for everyone who wants to experience the beauty and plants and animals of a Maine bog. The 1-mile boardwalk loop trail begins at the forested wetland edge in the Bangor City Forest, and after 800 feet, it crosses the Orono town line into the portion of the Orono Bog that is owned by the University of Maine.

There are benches every 200 feet to take a breather, and they are located at wheelchair turnaround sections. They do stress that no dogs are allowed on the trail.

At various times throughout the 2024 season, there will be nature walks scheduled, that are hosted by experts in their respective fields.

To learn more about the Orono Bog Boardwalk, check out their website

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