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  Spruce Bog Boardwalk at Algonquin Park
by sim1

The Spruce Bog Boardwalk is a very easy hike to do. Hahaha you could almost walk it on high heals, LOL.The hike is 1.5 kilometers long and half of the trail is boardwalk. The first part of the trail I enjoyed, with a nice pond with lots of waterlillies. The amazing thing to see after that was that there were whole trees growing on a bog, so kind of floating on water. The second part of the hike is quite boring and even leads you next to the busy highway 60 which doesn't really add to the charm of the hike.

The several boardwalk sections in the looped trail give you a close-up look of two typical northern black spruce bogs. If you have to choose out of any of the Algonquin Park trails, I have to admit I wouldn't choose this one. But I can see some situations that this might be a great hike. If you only have a very short stay in the park and do want a quick impression of the park, or maybe have kids with you and can't go on a long and more demanding hike, this is a great hike for you to do.

You can see an impression of this hike on my 'must see activities'.

The guide book is available at the beginning of the hike. If the box is empty you can always pick up a copy at the visitor centre. Another option is to order the interpretive trail guide online at the "friends of Algonquin" website for CAD 0,47. Here is the address :


Directions: The trail is located at km 42.5 from the West Entrance on highway 60.
Theme: Hiking
Website: http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2003
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