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Boardwalk Opens

 

Floating Boardwalk at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Floating Boardwalk at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

The floating boardwalk at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is now open!  The boardwalk has been rebuilt and is part of the Egret Trail.  Access to the trail and parking are available part way through the auto tour off of Highway 49.

Floating Boardwalk Zigzags Through the Horicon Marsh

Floating Boardwalk Zigzags Through the Horicon Marsh

The boardwalk zigzags through the northern portion of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.  The Egret Trail is comfortable walking and four tenths of a mile long.  Birds are easily viewed from the boardwalk and in the woods at the end of the trail.

Floating Boardwalk at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

The auto tour is a paved road that is 3.2 miles long and is easy walking.  A wide variety of birds can be viewed from the road.  View abundant flora as you meander through prairie, wetland, and woodland.

Gazebo on the Egret Trail

Gazebo on the Egret Trail

A gazebo with benches and binoculars provides a place to rest and view the 22,000 acre federal portion of the Horicon Marsh.  A stroll on the boardwalk is a relaxing way to spend your day at the Marsh.