West Lake Wetland Walk and Bog Walk

EASY 19 reviews

West Lake Wetland Walk and Bog Walk is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portage, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


3 months ago

Loved this trail the kids had an amazing time and we learned about all kinds of new plants and flowers. Your foot wear will get wet so have a back up pair at the car.

6 months ago

This trail is pretty awesome! Everything is very well maintained and the trails are clearly marked! One of the scenic overlooks was closed due to a high water level but the other two were beautiful. Your feet will probably get wet.

Monday, July 03, 2017

love the floating dock water trails!! be prepared to get wet!! :)

Friday, May 26, 2017

The trails were pretty wet today, soaked our shoes but what do you expect when the whole trails are floating docks? Very easy, anyone could do

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

easy! fun. pretty..bug spray needed. plan to get wet!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I could not find this trail. I looked for it both along Pasma Ave and Centre Ave. Is it still there? It's sounds like a nice area.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Beautiful. The floating walkway thru the bog was amazing.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Some very cool and rare species in this wetland bog area, wetlands and bogs are an endangered ecosystem themselves and because of this you can see some incredibly neat species of moss, pitcher plants and orchids (all of which are endangered but not going extinct). Very cool stuff!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On the wetland they have pitcher plants!! Pretty cool plant! Watch out for them! They're going extinct!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This is a nice trail but it's very short and there are houses around every corner in sight of the trail. This would be a great trail for kids because there is a playground and pavilion near the parking lot.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The portions of the trail that go over the water are a floating dock system, there is a sign that says "Potential For Wet Shoes", more like potential for wet everything, in spots the water sprays up at least five feet in the air.

3 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2011