Alfred Bog Walk in Prescott-Russell: Trail Report

So here’s the thing – the Alfred Bog Walk may be teeny with only a 278m boardwalk but she’s mighty in flora and fauna is that’s your thing! How?!? Ummm, how about pitchers plants? Or wild orchids? Or a healthy moose population?!?!

Suggested Stops

Since the easiest way from Ottawa is to take Hwy 17, it makes it easy to grab lunch at the abundant of restaurants in Rockland. If you’re looking for great coffee and baked goods on the way out? The hands down, stop at The Black Walnut Bakery in Cumberland to top up.

Important Insights

In the winter there is no access by car to the trailhead, you have to walk in 1km. Make your way to Alfred Bog Walk in mid June to catch wild orchids in bloom.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Aflred Bog is managed by South Nation Conservation Authority.

Suggested Stops

Since the easiest way from Ottawa is to take Hwy 17, it makes it easy to grab lunch at the abundant of restaurants in Rockland. If you’re looking for great coffee and baked goods on the way out? The hands down, stop at The Black Walnut Bakery in Cumberland to top up.

GPS Coordinates

45.49791298134614, -74.86627827280637

Street Address

Concession Rd 11, Alfred, ON K0B 1A0

Directions

A straight forward 78 km (roughly 1 hr drive from Ottawa). Hwy 417 East, staying on Hwy 17 East at the St-Laurent split. Stay on Hwy 17E while driving past Orleans, Cumberland, Rockland, and Plantagenet. before reaching the town of Alfred proper, turn right (south) on County Rd 15 (Station Rd). In 8kms you reach the entrance at Concession Rd 1 (on left).

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

Yes (for a portion of the trail)

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

0.28

Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Marshlands, Ecological Significance, Interpretive Signs

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.