Birds Galore and more! at Horicon Marsh

Driving West of Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, you will find the largest shallow water cattail marsh east of the Mississippi River. Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is a national treasure and offers visitors a great variety of activities. One of the richest experiences is to take a guided tour of the marsh with area experts who know the wildlife of the area.

Equipped with quiet, clean running 4 stroke outboard motors, the pontoon boats of Horicon Marsh Boat Tours at Blue Heron Landing will allow you to easily hear the guide during the guided tour. Additionally, the wildlife is easier to approach with quiet engines. It is a relaxing way to experience Horicon Marsh National Refuge.

Silent sport enthusiasts can rent Old Towne Kayaks and Grumman Canoes for either a guided tour or a day of exploration on their own. These rentals will come with a PFD for safety, because while the marsh is shallow, the bottom is not always firm. For those with their own boating equipment, there is a nice boat landing right in Horicon.

First time visitors to Horicon Marsh are often surprised by the size of the marsh. It is 32,000 acres which would make it the 2nd largest lake in Wisconsin if it were a lake. There is more marsh than one can possibly see in one visit, so a trip here could start a nice annual tradition.

Because of the size of the marsh wise visitor will bring a compass or GPS unit to keep track of their location. First time visitors may be best off taking a guided tour so they can have familiarity with at least part of the marsh before they venture off on their own. However, experienced kayak and canoe operators will do just fine.

When you stay at hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast you could make a trip to the Marsh just one of your day trips. After hiking and biking the Kettle Moraine a drive over to see the Marsh is a nice break in the wooded scenery around here. Bird watching on our property is one thing, but to see the hundreds of migratory birds in the Horicon Marsh is truly amazing! Reserve your stay now as the summer is going fast! To visit the Blue Heron Landing website see

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