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    Tourism in Horicon, Wisconsin
    Horicon, Wis., is most hopping during the fall months when birds stop in the marsh on their way migrating south. This city may be small, but it has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts.

    Marsh

    Horicon's marsh draws the most tourists to the city. The 32,000-acre marsh is ideal for watching wildlife, enjoying scenery, boating and more.

    Trails

    Throughout Horicon you will find a number of hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails. The most popular is the 34-mile-long, multiuse Wild Goose State Trail.

    Parks

    Horicon is home to Discher Park, River Bend Park and Clausen Bowling Green Park. These parks offer playgrounds, picnic ares, hiking trails, boating and more.

    Canoeing

    Canoe rental is available for the marsh, but keep in mind that canoeing can be done only on the state-owned parts of the marsh. Taking a canoe out on the marsh is the best way to get up close with its inhabitants.

    Tours

    To get a full glimpse of Horicon's famous marsh, take a pontoon boat tour by Blue Heron Landing. The tour will take you through the marsh, showing you wildlife as well as many scenic views.

    Article Written By Melissa Warner

    Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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