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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for sharing, Lisa. We will have to add the boardwalk as a destination for our next visit to “The Frozen Tundra.”
Yes, Jerry! It is a great destination for your next trip.