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Guided Hike - Elkhart Bog Nature Preserve, Elkhart County
There are 11 registration spaces remaining for this event.
The registration deadline for this event is 9/26/2020 11:59 PM
The cancellation deadline for this event is 9/26/2020 11:59:59 PM
Start Date: 9/26/2020Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 9/26/2020End Time: 12:00 PM
Event Description:

The hike will walk through a restored prairie to the newly installed 200 foot boardwalk out into Elkhart Bog. Before recent installation of the boardwalk, Elkhart Bog was inaccessible to the public. Visitor facilities are still being developed, so this may be the first opportunity for the public to experience the bog. The boardwalk passes through pin oak and buttonbush swamps and across a spatterdock pond to the floating mat of the bog. The bog is a 60 acre floating mat of sphagnum moss and grass like plants that floats on top of an ancient glacial pond.

Directions - Park in the parking lot of Elkhart East Church, 21851 CR 4, Bristol, IN 46507. From the intersection of CR 17 and the Toll Road take CR 17 north as it curves to the right. After the first curve, turn left onto the short spur to CR 4 and follow CR 4 west to the church.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Bring binoculars and a hand lens, if you have them.

No restroom facilities.

Register with the red icon at top right.

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Contact Information:
Name: Rich Dunbar
Email: rdunbar@dnr.in.gov
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