Hiking the Boardwalk Trail | Big Bog State Recreation Area | Minnesota

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Hiking Big Bog SRA

Big Bog State Recreation Area near Waskish Minnesota is a national treasure.  It is part of the largest bog ecosystem in the lower 48 states.  It stretches 70 miles east to west and 30 miles north to south.

With amazing carnivorous plants and stunted black

Pitcher Plants in Big Bog State Recreation Area
Pitcher Plants in Big Bog State Recreation Area

spruce and tamarack trees, this nutrient poor wetland is home to wolves, moose, bear and other incredible species of wildlife able to handle such a harsh environment.

The boardwalk trail in Big Bog State Recreation Area stretches one mile out into the bog itself, allowing unparalleled access to a sensitive landscape that would be otherwise damaged by foot traffic.

I think my favorite part was finding pitcher plants growing out of the moss.

Pitcher plants trap insects to increase their nutrient consumption.  Plants that eat animals are just another amazing example of the extensive biodiversity this planet contains!  Check out the complete trail in the video above and include Big Bog SRA in your next Minnesota adventure! Also don’t forget to check out our other hiking adventures!

Looking through the black spruce into Big Bog State Recreation Area
Looking through the black spruce into Big Bog State Recreation Area

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