Horicon National Wildlife Refuge “TernPike” Auto Tour and Hiking Trails

The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge "TernPike" Auto Tour and Hiking Trails are located on State Highway 49, just east of the city of Waupun. It is open daily year-round, conditions permitting. This scenic drive winds throughout the wetlands and along dikes allowing for great wildlife viewing. The paved driving route (three miles) and three hiking trails along with a floating boardwalk and bicycling and hiking allow access to the Wild Goose State Trail. It is closed to hunting except during the deer gun seasons. The auto tour route is closed to vehicles during this time and hikers are required to wear blaze orange. The glaciers that once covered Dodge County have sculpted a landscape ideal for auto touring. Several scenic overlooks around the Horicon Marsh allow you to view the wetland’s wildlife. Follow the brown signs that mark the route of the Horicon Marsh Parkway, a 50-mile auto tour that encircles the Horicon Marsh and follows state and county highways through Burnett, Kekoskee, Horicon, Mayville, and Waupun. The Parkway is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 151 or State Highway 41 by following State Highway 33 to access the south end of the Parkway or Highway 49 to access the north end of the Parkway.