Horicon Marsh Paddle Trail
Starts at the Greenhead Boat Landing and ends at the Nebraska Street Boat Landing in Horicon, Wisconsin
This 6.5-mile paddling route winds through the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Canoeists and kayakers welcome — but be aware that large cattail bogs have been shifting and have, at times, blocked access to the marsh or caused known routes to be inaccessible, so please plan accordingly.
Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
Located along Highway 28 just outside Horicon, Wisconsin
The Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area is open daily, year-round. Three hiking trails can be found around the marsh. Activities include hiking, birding, photography, geocaching, fishing, paddling, sightseeing and more. Learn more about the Education & Visitor Center and the Explorium.
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Located in Mayville, Wisconsin
The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is open daily, year-round. Activities include wildlife observation, photography, hiking, fishing, educational programs, guided tours, bicycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hunting and more. Learn more.
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and Visitor Center and Sense of Wonder Trail
W4279 Headquarters Road in Mayville, Wisconsin
This Visitor Center is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. With a gift shop (Coot’s Corner) managed by the Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, this is another great stop on your tour of the marsh. Check out the Sense of Wonder Nature Trail located outside! Learn more.
Marsh Haven Nature Center
W10145 Highway 49 Waupun, Wisconsin
This volunteer-supported nature center offers additional trails, an indoor museum, a gift shop and much more. Check out their website for more information. Learn more.
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Hiking Trails
N7725 Highway 28 in Horicon, Wisconsin
The lobby of the building features a spectacular Marsh Viewing Area, a Children’s Discovery area that provide seasonally changing hands-on activities for children to explore various facets of nature, a front desk providing visitor information, and the Flyway Gift Shop which has a range of items for visitors to enhance and remember their experience at Horicon Marsh. Learn more.
Palmatory Street Overlook and Picnic Shelter
Located at the end of Palmatory Street in Horicon, Wisconsin
This location provides the best view of Horicon Marsh!
Horicon “TernPike” Auto Tour and Hiking Trails
Located on State Highway 49, just east of Waupun, Wisconsin
Open daily, year-round, conditions permitting, this 3-mile paved driving route and three hiking trails features a floating boardwalk as well as bicycling and hiking access to the Wild Goose State Trail. The TernPike is closed to hunting except during the deer gun seasons, at which time the auto tour route is closed to vehicles, and hikers are required to wear blaze orange.
Highway 49 Wildlife Viewing Area
Located on State Highway 49, just west of County Road Z
Open daily year-round, this quarter-mile hiking trail includes an observation area and is closed to all hunting.
Old Marsh Road
Accessible from Point Road or auto tour
Old Marsh road is open seasonally, June through August, and for a special Earth Day opening in April. It is for hiking and bicycling only in order to minimize disturbance to migratory birds. The adjacent dikes are closed. A photo blind located on the east end of the road and may be reserved year-round — contact the refuge office for reservation information.
Bud Cook Hiking Area
Located off of Point Road
This area includes two hiking trails and observation area. It is open daily, year-round, and closed to all hunting.
Main Dike Road
Main Dike Road is accessible for driving, hiking and biking from County Road TW on the eastside and from Hwy 26 and the Wild Goose Trail on the westside of Horicon Marsh.
This special road is accessible as conditions permit and is open daily, year-round for hiking and bicycling. Vehicle access is limited to the eastern portion (two-level gravel). Please use pull-offs for wildlife viewing and photography on the eastern portion, and if parking to hike in there is designated parking area near the fishing platform.
Rockvale Road Overlook
Located on Rockvale Road
This observation platform includes a spotting scope.
Greenhead Boat Landing
Located on Greenhead Road
The Horicon Marsh Paddle Trail starts here.
Nebraska Street Boat Landing
Located on Nebraska Street
The Horicon Marsh Paddle Trail ends here.