Ladyslippers of Itasca: Exploring the North Country and Itasca’s Orchids
June 22 @ 10:30 am- 12:00 pm CDT
June is orchid month along the numerous trails within Itasca State Park so grab your camera and join us on this special 2.2 mile hike as we look for Minnesota’s state flower, the showy lady slipper and other orchids that may be blooming.
We will be making a loop trail following the Brower Trail along the shore of Lake Itasca to Preacher’s Grove, and returning along the bike trail, past the Jacob V Brower Visitor Center and concluding at Douglas Lodge.
A longer 4.5 mile route on the Brower Trail from Douglas Lodge to Bear Paw Campground and back is optional.
Dress for being outdoors, including sturdy boots that can get wet/muddy, water, energy snack, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent- including tick gaiters and hiking/trekking poles.
Meet at the front porch of Douglas Lodge.