National Natural Landmarks

Beckley Bog

Beckley Bog
Beckley Bog

The most southerly sphagnum-heath-black spruce bog in New England, Beckley Bog possesses all principal elements of a boreal bog. It is a rare relic of the early post-Pleistocene. Peat moss underlies the quaking, floating bog mat to a maximum depth of 50 feet.

Location: Litchfield County, CT ; Litchfield County, CT

Year designated: 1977

Acres: 12

Ownership: Private




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