W4279 Headquarters Rd, Mayville Wisconsin 53050
Horicon NWR is located on the west branch of the Rock River in southeastern Wisconsin. The Refuge manages the northern two thirds and the Department of Natural Resources manages the southern one third of the Horicon Marsh.
At 32,000 acres, Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Horicon Marsh is bounded on the east by a sharply rising ridge of the Niagara escarpment which rises approximately 250 feet above the marsh to an elevation of 1,100 feet. The land to the west of the marsh rises slowly and is dotted with many small potholes and several shallow lakes.
In 1990, Horicon Marsh was designated a "Wetland of International Importance" by the Ramsar Convention. Up to 300,000 Canada geese stage on the Refuge in the fall. The area is also a mecca for ducks, cranes, herons, and shorebirds.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Oxford) Balloon Adventure
(Mayville) Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
(Cedar Grove) Llamas of Bahr Creek
(Adell) Pleasure Valley Llamas
08/11 Coming to The Mayville area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Beer Barons World of Beer Festival Milwaukee WI June1 Tired of beer festivals where you spend more time in line
waiting for a beer than you do tasting them?
Welcome to a small beer festival.
Harvard's Milk Days Festival Harvard IL May31-June2 Harvard Milk Days offers a weekend of fun for people of all ages. Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.