"Tour de Marsh" and "Paddle Horicon" events scheduled at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
Get your friends and family together and come to the 5th annual "Tour De Marsh" at Horicon Marsh on June 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join bicyclists, hikers, motorcyclists and autos touring around and through the famous Horicon Marsh. Named one of the "Seven Wonders of Wisconsin" and a "Wetland of International Importance," seeing and experiencing Horicon Marsh is a great opportunity to enjoy one of nature's treasures.
There is no entry fee for the event and it is open to everyone. Choose from 40-, 18- or 8-mile routes.
Tour maps and refreshments will be available at designated spots along the route. The map is a suggested route for a self-guided tour. Participants can start at one of the designated spots and then proceed on their tour. Each stop will have parking, refreshments, maps, information cards and restrooms available. A drawing will be held for participants that visit all five stops.
There will also be a guided 8-mile bicycle tour on flat terrain at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.; meet at the main parking lot off of Highway 49 on the north end of the marsh. Bring binoculars and cameras for viewing and photo opportunities.
Routes along Dike Road and Old Marsh Road open two major nature areas allowing visitors into the heart of refuge areas for scenic views of nature. Featured stops along the route include the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center where visitors can see the Horicon Marsh Story movie and wildlife exhibits, and theHoricon National Wildlife Federal Refuge (exit DNR) Visitor Center to view and study marsh exhibits. Ledge Park and Marsh Haven are also attractions on the map. Prime overlooks like Palmatory Street, Bayview Road, and Bud Cook Hiking Area offer breathtaking views of the marsh and countryside.
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge hiking trail parking lot off of Highway 49. Guided tours start here from 9 and 10 a.m. (parking here)
"Chances Bar & Grill", N8592 Front St. in Burnett on Highway 26.
"Rock River Tap", 110 W. Lake St. in Horicon (County Highway E turns into Lake Street)
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, N7725 Highway 28 between Horicon and Mayville (parking here)
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center off County Highway Z (W4279 Headquarters Road) (parking here)
For more information or a printable map, visit www.horiconmarsh.org or call Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at 920-387-7890.