Thinking of visiting Wisconsin as you head north for a summer family vacation? Let us tell you about Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, home to the largest freshwater cattail marsh in all of the United States. If blowing cattails, songs of sparrows, and the honking of geese in the countryside sounds appealing, listen closely as we describe Horicon Marsh. You’ll find it in southeast Wisconsin, only a one hour drive from both Milwaukee and Madison. The Horicon Marsh is most famous for its flocks of Canada geese, but you’ll also get to see more than 290 other types of birds when you visit. Horicon Marsh is both a wetland of international importance and a globally important bird area. This state wildlife area and national wildlife refuge is a beautiful place to visit and perfect setting for peace and quiet. The first modern settlement on the marsh dates back to 1846 when a dam was built at this site for powering the first sawmill in town. By flooding the marsh, they crated Lake Horicon. After 23 years, the dam was removed and the marsh again became a haven for wildlife. Back in the late 1920s; state legislature passed a bill to restore the marshland water levels and land. Today the marsh is about 32,000 acres in size; most of these acres are made of either open water or cattail marsh. Horicon Marsh is the perfect place if you enjoy outdoor activities. With all the channels and ditches around the area, canoeing is one of the best ways to explore Horicon Marsh. Canoe rentals can be found in the city of Horicon. Four boat landings provide access to the marsh: Greenhead Landing, Burnett Ditch, and two landings in Horicon. If you are looking for an even longer canoe trip, put your canoe in at Kekoskee. A variety of hiking trails are available and a great way to see the marsh. Quick’s Point Loop is a 1.9 mile trail and Indermuehle Island Loop is about half as long at .8 miles. And for a longer hike, try out Bachhuber Loop at 2.3 miles long. You can also take the Horicon Habitat Hike. This trail is marked with 26 different signs that tell visitors all about the woodland, wetland, grasslands, and common wildlife. You and your kids would have a great time on this hike! Another fun thing to do around Wisconsin is to check out a WI Jet Ski rental for some high-paced, summer enjoyment on one of Wisconsin’s many lakes. With Wisconsin [] Jet Ski rentals from Power Sports Rental Network, you can have a wonderful time out on the water. Power Sports Rental Network is located in Appleton, WI and serves Madison as well as the entire state with Wisconsin Jet Ski rentals. Our Jet Ski rentals in WI along with snowmobile rentals, boat rentals, and ATV rentals are the best way to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery while satisfying your need for speed. Contact us at 920-428-4111 today to make a reservation.