Orono Bog Boardwalk to open for season with updates, media report

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported the Orono Bog Boardwalk will open for its 16th season May 1, with several improvements. After the boardwalk closed in mid October, a group of nearly 40 volunteers worked for hundreds of hours to install 96 new sections of the boardwalk, three wheelchair turnouts and two interpretive stations, the BDN reported. Located on the eastern edge of the Rolland F. Perry City Forest — commonly known as the Bangor City Forest — the boardwalk is jointly managed by the University of Maine, city of Bangor and the Orono Land Trust. Since it opened in June 2003, it has been visited by more than 350,000 people, according to the BDN.