April 28, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11 of us hiked a 5.4 mile loop to Peacham Bog in Groton State Park. It was a wonderful spring hike. The first half of the hike to the bog was along a wooded trail. We saw hobblebush, trillium and other harbingers of spring. We also saw moose prints and scat and the scat of another animal, perhaps a bobcat or coyote. At the bog we saw leather leaf in bloom, Labrador tea and pitcher plants. There are 2 viewing spots for the bog: One is a short walk on a woods trail. The other is along a boardwalk, which sometimes sinks under water! The second viewing spot has a platform with a bench and a detailed description about how the bog was created and its plant and animal life. The second half of the hike took us along old woods roads. I returned to the bog a few weeks later, when lady slippers and bog azalea were in bloom. What a lovely sight!