BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will lead a free canoe and kayak trip on Lake Bemidji on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3-5 p.m. and lead a guided bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.
• Canoe and kayak trip
Open to the public, the trip will leave from the BSU waterfront near the boathouse. The destination will depend on the wind direction and strength. This excursion will not include a shuttle, so participants should be prepared to paddle both ways.
Those interested in paddling must call the OPC to reserve a spot. Paddlers can travel in a BSU canoe or kayak, or bring their own boat.
• Bog Walk
Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will offer a guided bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park from 3-5 p.m. on October 18.
About a mile long, the walk will follow the park’s boardwalk through unique wetlands, penetrating the mysterious world of bog ecology. The trek will offer an opportunity for nature photography buffs to get images of unusual species such as pitcher plants, which are carnivorous.
A van will shuttle participants from the OPC to the park. The walk is free and open to the public, but the OPC asks participants to sign up.
More information on both events is available by contacting the Outdoor Program Center at (218) 755-2999.
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Oct. 16 – 3-5 p.m. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Programming Center leads a canoe and kayak trip on Lake Bemidji. Location: Lake Bemidji waterfront. Cost: free; registration required at (218) 755-2999.
Oct. 18 – 3-5 p.m. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Programming Center sponsors a guided bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park. Location: OPC on BSU campus; vans will transport participants to State Park. Cost: free; advance signups encouraged at (218) 755-2999.