If you’re looking for a quick and easy escape from the city this fall, where you can escape into nature and soak up the extraordinary fall colors of Wisconsin in peace and quiet, look no further than the Honeybee Inn. Our romantic Bed and Breakfast is located just a quick 45 minutes from cities like Madison and Milwaukee. We are located just 8 blocks from the Horicon Marsh, which is one of the top birdwatching destinations in the state of Wisconsin. This fall, enjoy a couple of days of respite and take in the dramatic fall bird migration at one of the largest freshwater marshes in the country. Book a room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today.
How Many Canadian Geese Migrate Through Horicon Marsh?
We often get asked, “When is the best time to visit Horicon Marsh?” While there really is no bad time to see Horicon Marsh, these upcoming fall months are a particularly good time to visit. Each September and October, the marsh sees thousands of ducks and Canadian Geese migrating through its waterways, making their way south for the winter. To some birdwatchers, the name Horicon Marsh has become synonymous with the annual fall migration of Canadian Geese. The world’s largest flock of these incredible birds moves through the area each year, with their peak numbers reaching over 200,000. Canadian Geese start their migration around mid-September, but they usually reach peak numbers sometime around mid-October.
Beyond enjoying the migration of the Canadian Geese and other waterfowl, you’ll also enjoy seeing an incredible range of marsh birds, and even songbirds hiding in the trees during the fall migration.
How to Watch the Fall Bird Migration in Horicon Marsh
There are a variety of ways to witness the fall bird migration, depending on how long you plan to be in the area and how much of your day you want to devote to watching this incredible natural world we live in. There is a scenic drive around the marsh that will take you to many of the highlights and is one of the quickest ways to see the area. You can also enjoy Horicon Marsh boat tours, or you can explore it by canoe, kayak, or pontoon boat from Blue Heron Landing, hike along the 2-mile Horicon Habitat Trail, or bike in on the Wild Goose State Trail, which skirts the western edge of the marsh.
Romantic Guest Rooms Near Horicon Marsh
When you’ve been thoroughly mesmerized by the fall bird migration at Horicon Marsh, head out for a scenic fall drive to the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just 30 short minutes away from our Inn. A scenic drive through this beautiful area will melt your stress away and have you feeling as though you’re a million miles away. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of fall colors sweeping past your car windows as you navigate through this beautiful world, and feel free to get out and explore one or more of the many hiking trails along the way.