Fall Birdwatching at Horicon Marsh

There are many great things to do in Wisconsin this fall, including hiking to Parnell Tower in the Kettle Moraine Forest for an epic fall view. But, truly, one of the best parts about fall in the area is birdwatching at the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. 

You can enjoy all this and more when you stay with us this fall at our romantic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast is the perfect couples retreat. We’re located a short drive from Milwaukee and within easy reach of top destinations like Cedarburg, Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches, the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, and Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. 

Apart from enjoying the many nearby attractions, you don’t need to go far to enjoy the best of the fall. Our secluded, wooded property is perfect for enjoying fall colors and birdwatching. Rent one of our e-bikes for a leisurely ride, or enjoy the trails and amenities right here on our property. And, of course, don’t forget to unwind in our complimentary spa. 

There’s truly nothing like a visit to our romantic, couples-only Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Experience the best of fall with us this year. Book your room today! 

Sandhill cranes flying through Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin

Fall Birdwatching at Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin

There’s no shortage of great places to enjoy a quiet afternoon of birdwatching in Wisconsin, including right here at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. However, for a truly magnificent destination filled with a rich variety of birds, head to the beautiful Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. 

Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is one of our favorite places to watch the annual fall bird migration. The Horicon Marsh is the country’s largest freshwater cattail marsh and one of the state’s best birdwatching destinations. It’s also an excellent place for hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking – and it’s just 30 minutes from our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast!  

The Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is truly an impressive site. About two-thirds of the Marsh is dedicated to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, a swath of land encompassing 22,000 acres of Marsh and woodlands. Thanks to the protection of these pristine habitats, the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin has remained one of the best birdwatching and wildlife viewing destinations in this part of Wisconsin. 

More than 300 species of birds visit the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin each year. Some live here year-round, but in the fall, the numbers swell as the annual migration south gets underway. A broad diversity of birds and wildlife call the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge home, including marsh-loving birds like ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, pelicans, herons, egrets, cormorants, and more. Migrating songbirds also migrate through the area, delighting visitors with their songs each fall. 

Most visitors to the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin come to see the birds and wildlife, but there are certainly more great things to do at the Marsh. There are five miles of hiking trails through Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, including a 1,400-foot accessible boardwalk, that allow for fantastic bird and wildlife viewing.

Another great way to get up close and personal with to kayak or paddle around the Horicon Marsh Canoe Trail. You can rent boats at Horicon Marsh. They also offer guided boat tours offered seasonally from early May through mid-October. Cyclists can also enjoy the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin as they ride along the Wild Goose State Trail that passes along the western edge of the Marsh.

A bird in the trees at Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin

More Birdwatching at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Though the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin offers a delightful afternoon for all who visit, it’s just one of the many great places to enjoy fall birdwatching. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the grounds of our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast to enjoy the delights of the migratory songbirds! We have plenty of wooded acreage surrounding us, and we even have some binoculars you can borrow! 

There are plenty of fantastic birding hotspots around the state, many of which are within easy reach of our Inn. For example, rent one of our e-bikes and set off for a birding adventure in the beautiful Kettle Moraine Forest. Alternatively, head towards the lake and visit Harrington Beach State Park, where you’ll find ample ducks, shorebirds, gulls, and terns in the fall. 

When you’re not outside enjoying nature this fall, sit back, relax, and enjoy the romantic ambiance you can only find at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Guests at our Inn can freely enjoy a complimentary 90-minute experience in our newly enhanced spa experience. Here, you’ll encounter delightful therapies for your mind, body, and soul, including a custom-tiled steam room, an invigorating cold deluge shower, a hot tub, and a sauna. Our collection of specialized amenities is designed to help you forget the stresses of everyday life and indulge in something out of the ordinary.

When you’re done, our luxury guest rooms await, filled with a fantastic array of amenities. In the morning, we’ll treat you to a sensational breakfast and set you up for another unforgettable day at our Inn. Fall is just around the corner, so book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today! 

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