Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) invites you to come on a walking tour of our White Eagle Cranberry Bog on Saturday, September 15at 10 am. Mike Wainio, SLT’s White Eagle Cranberry Bog farmer, will be at the site to provide information on the working history of this bog.
SLT’s White Eagle Cranberry Bog has been in continuous cultivation for over 100 years and makes up a portion of the 248-acre White Eagle property that is part of the Aucoot Cove watershed. The White Eagle property supports a rich diversity of habitats including upland pine, mixed hardwood forests, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bogs. The White Eagle property and surrounding land make up a 482-acre contiguous parcel of land that is home to several rare and threatened species including the Eastern Box Turtle, the Spotted Turtle and the Water-willow Stem Borer.
Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property is located off of Route 6 in Marion. Take Parlowtown Road across from the town cemetery and follow road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned cranberry bog on your right. Parking is available directly past the bog. The kiosk is a short walk beyond.
The walk is free and will start at the White Eagle kiosk and run approximately 90 minutes. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If the walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.