Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike-SOLD OUT

Price: Free Admission!

Experience Horicon Marsh at night by hiking by candlelit trails during the 11th annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, from 5-9 p.m.

The Candlelight Hike is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Wisconsin DNR. Volunteers and staff will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers. There are two trails available to enjoy. One trail is 1.5 miles and another "Family Loop" is only .36 miles.

The Northern Cross Science Foundation astronomers will be on-site to help you view the night sky through telescopes or to talk about the stars if it is cloudy. Members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be on the trail conducting short owl talks and calling for owls. You can also learn about Wisconsin's mammals on the short "Family Loop" trail! You are welcome to bring your own snowshoes if conditions permit. Leashed pets are allowed on the trails, but not in the building.

The Candlelight Hike will look a bit different from years past. For the safety of our volunteers, staff, and visitors the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will only be open for restrooms. Also, new this year, we are requiring a PARKING VOUCHER for attendees. Vouchers are FREE and per vehicle that reserve a one-hour arrival time slot. Attendees can arrive anytime during the one-hour window and can stay at the event as long as they'd like. Registration is now available on our Candlelight Hike Registration Page or call 920-387-7893.

This is a free, family-friendly event thanks to the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Wisconsin DNR. Donations are always welcome and directly support events such as this and many other educational programs throughout the year. If you wish to make a donation you can do so through our website or in person at the event.