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Horicon Marsh

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Address: W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
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Birdwatcher's paradise

Amazing quantities of birds, especially waterfowl, but others as well. Lots of hiking trails, and a nice visitor center. This review is of the south side of the Marsh, which is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
NorthWoodsWanderer
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Wisconsin
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Mayville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in February and did hiking in the marsh. Very peaceful and scenic. We biked in the area in the fall and enjoyed both fall and winter seasons. The bird watching is excellent.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing quantities of birds, especially waterfowl, but others as well. Lots of hiking trails, and a nice visitor center. This review is of the south side of the Marsh, which is state-owned. The north side is federal and also great to visit, although the south visitor center and area is one of the nicest parts to hike in. The north... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Boating, hiking and commercial tours. Canoe and kayak rentals for the adventuresome. 200 species of birds pass through or live in the marsh's 32,000 acres. If you're interested in the history of the area make sure you visit the Explorium ($6) and the Education Center for wildlife information. Last time I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Love the visit. Only managed to the auto tour. Will be back to see more of its next year. Nice facilities and friendly staffs at the educational center. Must see if you are around!

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Thank Nonnie Y
Lomira, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We live very near the Horicon Marsh and never get tired of using the hiking trails, the auto route, etc. It is such a treasure to have nearby - and for anyone who is visiting the area, definitely take the time to visit this beautiful site and take a walk along one of the many trails or just use the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent federal and separate state-run Visitors Center. Good viewing sites by cat or hikes. Significant national resource for study of wetland habitats and bird migration.

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Mason
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The area has multiple stops. There is a state of WI side to the south with an entrance area and walking in the southwest area accessible from town. There is another area to east that has a museum and trails around the actual marsh (the trails from city are more of a fringe area on hikes). There is another museum... More 

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Thank Jeff H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were here in september of 2016. On sundays, the federal site is closed - no informational signs at the main building, no brochures in case you wanted to wander off on the paths, no bathrooms on a closed day. the place looked wonderful but it just wasn't friendly on a sunday. we wandered north to the Horicon marsh Haven.... More 

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Thank abearfellow
Waterford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

There are barely words for this place. Took the trail from the Explorium visitor center, about an hour and a half leisurely walk, on a cloudy fall morning and met only three other people, but 4 sandhill cranes, a family of swans, and a bunch of ducks and geese. Peaceful, beautiful, and a breath from another age.

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salem, wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I have visited the Horicon Marsh about 10 times. We always hike alot around the marsh area and trails. It never fails that I somehow manage to step on a snake, which I don't see until my husband tells me after the fact. They are normally garter snakes and very small. Although on this trip, I almost... More 

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