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4th Annual Candlelight Hike and Snowshoeing Event


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Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, and complimentary warm refreshments await couples, singles and families at the 4th annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike/Snowshoe on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center and Wisconsin DNR. The Education Center will also be open for people to warm up, view the 20 minute “Horicon Marsh Story”, visit the gift shop or have the kids do a fun craft ...to bring home! The Northern Cross Science Foundation astronomers will be on site to help you view the night sky through telescopes or to talk about the stars if it is cloudy. Members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be on the trail conducting short owl talks and calling for owls. Warm beverages and light snacks will be available inside the center.

The Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers and snowshoers. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance and information. The lighted trail starts at the Bachhuber Impoundment trailhead behind the education center. New this year; we will have two trails available. One trail is 1.5 miles and another “Family Loop” is only .36 miles. Hiking and snowshoeing are free to the public. Don’t have your own snowshoes? Thanks to a generous Wisconsin Environmental Education Board grant and matching funds from the Friends group, snowshoes will be available to the public on a first come first serve basis at no charge. There is no guarantee however that they will be available when you arrive. You may have to wait until a pair is turned in. There must be at least 6-8 inches of snow on the ground to loan out snowshoes. Pets are allowed on the trails but not in the building.

For more information, call 920-387-7890 or 920-387-7893 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. The center is located at N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, WI between Horicon and Mayville. The Friends and staff hope for a big crowd this year and invite everyone to join them for the fun event! The snowshoe/hike is free and open to the public.

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Beaver Dam, Horicon, Mayville