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“Joys of birding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Horicon Marsh

Horicon Marsh
W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville, WI 53050
920-387-2658
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mayville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Joys of birding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Made a trip back to Horicon Marsh for the fall migration. Foggy, rainy, but the drought is noticable, so it was a good thing. Got to see quite a number of Canada geese, but also Sandhill cranes (love their calls), various ducks, and raptors, plus a pair of either Tundra or Trumpter swans. Wasn't close enough to determine, even with a high-power spotting scope. Not many people around, which was enjoyable. Locals said the fall migration this year has not been masses at a time, but in and out in groups.

Visited October 2012
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

For a fall bird watching or a summer walk, the entire Marsh is a place to discover Wisconsin at it's finest and most natural. Beautiful to visit, perfect to share with family and friends.

Visited October 2012
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mayville
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31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tranquil but active at the same time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

clean and you get lost in the beauty of the space as birds soar and grasses wave. visitor center and education center are beautiful facilities as well. Unfortunately one of the best kept secrets of the area

Visited July 2012
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West Bend, WI
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“canoe through the marsh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Best done around Memorial Day. Blue Heron right by the bridge on rt 33 will haul you north about 5 miles, give you a map of the marsh and let you drift back, a 4 hour or so trip.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful birds!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Liked: The breathtaking flocks of pelicans circling overhead.
No one else was around. It was very peaceful. Slow moving current.
Disliked: The water was murky, the Rock River is full of carp and bullhead, and the DNR did not post the waterway very well along the marsh or on the brochure map.

Visited August 2012
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