Warm weather has arrived at Horicon Marsh and a number of June events will help people of all ages soak in the summer sun. Each June event is free of charge and does not require advance registration.
June 4, 10-11:30 a.m. – Herp Hike
Participants will go on a hike to search for herps (reptiles and amphibians) and meet some of Horicon’s wildlife ambassadors – this event is perfect for kids of all ages.
June 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tour De Marsh Kick-off
This event, great for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, incorporates the beauty of the Horicon Marsh, charm of small towns, and food. Named one of the “seven wonders of Wisconsin” and a “wetland of international importance,” seeing and experiencing Horicon Marsh provides an opportunity to enjoy one of natures’ treasures.
Five start/rest stations for cyclists and drivers will be set up along the route. Participants can start at any of the five stations – each will have parking, refreshments, maps, information cards, stamp cards and restrooms available. Participant with a card stamped at each of the five stops will be entered into a raffle.
Five start/rest stations for participants to choose from are as follows:
- Horicon National Wildlife Refuge hiking trail parking lot (guided tours start here at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) – W4279 Headquarters Road, Mayville;
- Chances Bar & Grill – N8592 Front St., Burnett;
- Rock River Tap -110 W. Lake St., Horicon;
- Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center – N7725 Hwy. 28 between Horicon and Mayville; and
- Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center – W4279 Headquarters Road, Mayville.
Other featured stops along the route include Ledge Park, Marsh Haven, and overlooks at Palmatory St., Bayview Rd., and Bud Cook Hiking Area. These stops will give visitors a glimpse of beautiful marsh and country views.
For more information, contact Horicon Chamber of Commerce at 920-485-3200 or the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center at 920-387-7893.
June 9, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the Marsh
Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for “Birds of a Feather” themed storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event is recommended for children ages 1-10 years old.
Explorium closed May 30
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Explorium will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day but open May 28 and 29. All Service members and veterans will be granted free admission to the Explorium during Memorial Day weekend.
And, don’t forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center‘s new Explorium, located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR]. For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.