Horicon Marsh, Mayville, Waupun, Horicon, and Juneau Professional Review and Guide
"Dodge County was settled in the early 1800s by East Coast Yankees looking for rich farmland. This part of Wisconsin was perfect, far from the rocky, worn soil of the East Coast. And there was so much of it! It wasn't long before the word spread that this region made for great homesteads.
A day trip is easy from Milwaukee, which is only about 40 miles to the southeast. Wildlife viewing is especially good in autumn along the marked Horicon Marsh Parkway, which rings around the marsh. It’s a time when thousands of Canada geese migrate through the region. Their in-flight honking as they gracefully swoosh overhead fills the air like a New Orleans brass band on parade. Among the other common birds of the marsh are the pied-billed grebe, great blue heron, terns, doves, ducks, swallows, and dozens of other species. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Milwaukee. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."