Eshqua Bog Natural Area is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Woodstock, VT and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.
Very easy trail. More like a 20 minute walk. The bog is very pretty with lots of dragonflies and butterflies. A good detour if you are driving between Woodstock and Hartland with little kids.
This is a beautiful spot for viewing flowering plants in the bog. It's a very short walk but if you time it right the ladyslippers will be in bloom, some time between Memorial Day and July 4th. The boardwalks can be slippery when wet.
Best light from r photography would be mid-morning and mid-afternoon, when the light isn't directly overhead.
Trail can be wet, it is a bog afterall.
Great for families and seniors (who still have good balance).
Bogs are usually just overly-dense swamps, but during the summer, this bog shows a lot of natural beauty packed into a 100' boardwalk. Early-Late June brings more Ladyslippers than you're likely to see in one spot anywhere. Yellows come up first, then pink about 3 weeks later - just gorgeous. Other flowering perennials come and go through the summer. Dogs don't fit in well on the boardwalks here; definitely keep them on leash for that section. After the boardwalk, let them get muddy where the flowers aren't. This is very short and just a little tricky to get started, but well-worth it.
Please sign in at the log book.
Parking is just past the entrance sign, bare minimum.