Recreation

Horicon is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include hiking, biking, auto tours, fishing, boating, paddling, swimming, hunting and golf. Camping is available in nearby Ledge County Park and several area campgrounds. If you’re ready for fun, Horicon is ready for you!


Snowmobile Club

The Horicon Marsh Snowmobile Club consists of approximately 50 members that volunteer their time to groom and maintain approximately 15 miles of the Dodge County Snowmobile System in the Horicon Area.
Benefits of membership include:

  • Participation in meetings, club rides, activities, fundraisers, etc.
  • Membership in AWSC (Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) a state organization
  • Accidental Death Insurance supplied by AWSC
  • 1 year subscription to the Wiesconsin Snowmobile News Magazine

For more information regarding the Wisconsin Trail Pass, embership form, fundraisers and club events email horiconsnowmobile@gmailcom. 

UNITED WE TRAIL…..DIVIDED WE FAIL


Hiking, Biking & Auto Tours

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
~John F. Kennedy

There are a number of trail options available in the Horicon area.

New this year:
Old Marsh Road  will be open June through August seven days a week, daylight hours only for Hiking/Bicycling. Adjacent dikes are closed.

The Wild Goose State Trail offers 34 miles of compacted limestone, suitable for both hiking and bicycling.

 

A great road bicycling and auto touring opportunity is the Horicon Marsh Parkway, a 50-mile auto tour route encircling the internationally recognized Horicon Marsh. The parkway route follows state and  county highways as it passes through or near the communities of Horicon, Mayville, Waupun, Burnett and the village of Kekoskee.

 

There are a number of excellent hiking trails in Horicon that offer great views of the marsh and a chance to see birds and animals on the Horicon Marsh. Trails are open seven days a week, from dawn till dusk, year-round, except certain areas during nesting and hunting seasons.

 

The Tour de Marsh is a year around tour that takes bicyclists, walkers and autos around and through the Horicon Marsh. If it’s too cold to bike or hike, jump in your auto and you can still see the Frozen Marsh in all its beauty.  It’s a great way to enjoy the natural wonders of the marsh and visit some of the area’s friendly communities.  Check out the marsh mileage map:

 


Golfing

Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five.
~Paul Harvey

The Rock River Hills Golf Club, an 18-hole course, is rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest.

Check out their website!

 

River Bend Park Disc Golf Course 9-hole course developed by Horicon Phoenix Group in River Bend Park. Beautiful park with mature trees along the Rock River. Course is currently nine holes with single natural tees. No need to reserve the time…just show up and play.  Free discs at the Horicon Public Library.


Boating & Paddling

Launch your boat, canoe or kayak on the Rock River or the Horicon Marsh and enjoy fishing, birdwatching or just relaxing on the water. The calm waters of the Horicon Marsh are perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Small boats can also launch on the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh. Boating and paddling are allowed only on the southern half of the Horicon Marsh.

In the City of Horicon, the marsh can be accessed by a launches at the north end of Nebraska Street, the north end of Chestnut Street and in Legion Park. The Rock River can be accessed via a launch at Riverbend Park at the end of Valley Street. A popular scenic route is to follow the East Branch of the Rock River from Greenhead Landing to the City of Horicon. A shuttle service is available from Horicon Marsh Boat Tours at (920) 485-4663.

Read more about the boat tours!

Hunting and Fishing

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
~Doug Larson

Hunting and fishing opportunities abound on the southern half of the Horicon Marsh. These state-owned lands offer excellent hunting for waterfowl during the fall. You’ll also find some deer hunting and small game hunting.

For a fee, a number of nearby farms will rent goose blinds to hungers or lease land to hunters.

 

The Horicon Marsh also offers fishing for northern pike, panfish and other species in the river channel. The Rock River below the Horicon Marsh offers excellent fishing throughout the year for walleye, northern pike, white bass, panfish and catfish. Lake Sinissippi, located south of town, offers 2,800 acres of fishing.


Camping

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.  ~Helen Keller

Ledge Park offers 46 campsites. Electrical hook-ups are available on 22 of these sites. 

Learn more about Ledge Park, make a reservation or look at the park map!


Swimming and Aquatic Center

"Seventy-five percent of our planet is water – can you swim?" 
~Author Unknown

The Horicon Aquatic Center is a state-of-the-art recreation facility designed from the ground up with fun in mind.

To learn more, check out our Aquatic Center page or our Attractions page!