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Horicon Marsh

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perfect winter walk

My boyfriend and I spent the day walking and exploring at the Horicon Marsh. We love this place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
What we saw on the amazing October day...

WE didn't know what to expect but will tell you, between the flock of Snow Buntings, the Sandhill... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent the day walking and exploring at the Horicon Marsh. We love this place. Super nice even trails. The boardwalk is really cool to be out on the water. Totally handicapped accessible. Pups are allowed on a leash :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tealchristine2712
Reviewed 20 November 2018

WE didn't know what to expect but will tell you, between the flock of Snow Buntings, the Sandhill Cranes and the 3 Whooping Cranes I am still at awe of this place. Audubon Inn in Mayville is the place to stay as it is so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gohde16
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Go see the fall migration of a variety of birds as they make their way to warmer places. Or in the spring when they make their way back for establishing their territories and nesting. Muskrats are now preparing for winter and you can see them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Russel R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If the weather had been more cooperative, we'd have stayed all day. There is canoeing, kayaking and hiking on the marsh, the bird watching is spectacular!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cmooneychi
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We've been visiting Horicon Marsh for years, and each time we're excited for the visit and what we might see and learn. We've taken our grandkids there, and even when they were quite young, they enjoyed the visit. The visitor's center is a good place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Spent a staycation day hiking through various spots and had a wonderful time. Gorgeous setting, great wildlife viewing, peaceful getaway. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danelle O
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We enjoyed the visitor centers at the marsh - we used the "state" one the most. Great hiking, wildlife viewing and classes ( we went to one on monarch butterflies). The whole area is abloom with summer wildflowers right now - just gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took the sunset marsh tour. It was beautiful! Also, it’s obvious our guide has a respect and abundant knowledge of the area. We saw a lot and learned interesting information regarding the area. It was a great stop overnight going to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shaneyboy73
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Enjoyed strolling down the floating boardwalk with our dog through the Horicon Marsh at the Wildlife Refuge and observing the wildlife from the floating lookout pavilion. We drove the 3 mile auto tour which is a loop where you can view various species of birds,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sassynesswithasmile
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I never even heard of Horicon Marsh until I was planning a trip to Madison WI. I'm a birder so I made a sidetrip to this National Wildlife Preserve and was well rewarded with great birding even though the migration season was mostly over. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from georgiagirlinwi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of a place above the marsh. The above answer is the place I was thinking of as well, which is a very good bar/restaurant but it looks over the rock river.