The Orr Bog Walk's half-mile long boardwalk surface provides nature enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with easy access to a wide variety of wetland types -- including spruce bog, ash swamp, cattail marsh, and tamarack swamp. In the bog, look for the carnivorous pitcher plant. In the ash swamp, look for purple fringed orchids in July. Along the Pelican River, be on the lookout for otters, muskrats, eagles, osprey, pelicans, and a wide assortment of other wildlife.
Latitude: 48.046854 Longitude: -92.833892 Elevation: 1298 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
I enjoy fishing and wilderness paddling, but my real passion is ice fishing and winter camping. In my work life I am a community planner, helping the region to reach its full potential in the future.
"You can't catch fish unless your line is in the water."
I love to quietly explore the Heart of the Continent via canoe and snowshoe, but don't mind firing up the motorboat or snowmachine if they can get me to a honey hole fishing spot! I like winter explorations as equally much as open water adventures. I'm not one for resorts and motels, tent life is good enough for me. In the winter I use a canvas tent and portable woodstove to keep the cold out. I have over 140 wilderness trips in my journal and I keep coming back for more in the BWCA, Quetico and other quiet spots in the Heart of the Continent. It never disappoints!
Length of Walking Tour0.5 miles
Best Starting Point
Orr City Hall and Information Center, just south of downtown Orr on Highway 53.
The boardwalk is a wood planked path that is accessible to most people.