(Horicon) Visitors to the Horicon Refuge Auto Tour and Walking Trails Complex off of Hwy 49 will soon need to find another way to enjoy the beauty Horicon Marsh has to offer. Starting Monday, June 3rd, access to the Auto Tour and Walking Trails Complex will be closed to public access due to a road repaving and improvement project. The recreational area, located about 3 miles east of Waupun will be undergoing significant construction and will not be accessible to hikers, bicyclists or vehicles for most of the summer months. In addition to repaving, the auto tour will also be widened in several locations to improve opportunities for wildlife viewing and to improve traffic flow. The entire project is expected to be completed before the fall bird migration in October.
Patrons to the marsh are advised to use other public areas on the refuge such as Main Dike Road near Mayville, Hwy 49 viewing area near Cty Rd Z, and Bud Cook Hiking Trails off Point Rd. Information about alternative opportunities for nearby hiking and bicycling can be found online at http://marshhaven.org/ or for the Wild Goose State Trail at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/wildgoose/