Bog Trail – Interesting Plants

One of the more interesting trails for plants in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the Bog Trail.  A short interpretive trail that takes on average 20-30 minutes to complete and that includes time for taking pictures.  A great trail to have a DSLR  camera with a zoom and macro lens for closeup photos of plants or a point and shoot camera using the closeup setting. . 

The Bog Trail features pitcher plants, water lillies, orchids and more. Take time to stop and read the interpretive panels and learn more about these interesting plants.  This is a loop trail is on a boardwalk due to sensitive areas. The Bog trail is one of the hikes featured in 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival

Below is an interesting video on how pitcher plants catch insects.