This guide lists resources about the Colchester Bog Natural Area, one of the University of Vermont's ten natural areas managed by the UVM Environmental Program.
The 180-acre Colchester Bog Natural Area is located on a peninsula between two rapidly developing shoreline areas of Lake Champlain, just a few miles north of the city of Burlington. It includes an open peatland, shrub and tree dominated swamps, open water areas called laggs, a sand dune, and several adjacent uplands. The bog itself consists of a forest dominated by a dense thicket of shrubs and trees and an open mat of sphagnum moss and sedges. This 175-acre peatland serves as a haven for a great diversity of flora and faunal species which makes it a prime location for research and the simple enjoyment of nature.