FDL Guide 2020
KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST - MAUTHE LAKE RECREATION AREA N1490 Highway GGG, Campbellsport 262-626-4305 dnr.wi.gov The Mauthe Lake Recreation Area wraps around the quiet kettle lake. The year-round campground contains 135 reservable sites. During the warm weather, swimmers enjoy a beautiful beach and picnickers can enjoy lunch under shady trees. Anglers can try their luck from shore at the accessible fishing pier and spillway dam, or take a boat onto the waters. With no motorized boats and access to the Milwaukee River East Branch, Mauthe Lake is perfect for paddlers. During spring migrations, birds flock to the area in hopes of finding a new life-list bird. The Lake to Lake Bike Trail starts at Mauthe Lake and traverse 6.6 miles to the Long Lake Recreation Area. KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST - NORTHERN UNIT N1765 Highway G, Campbellsport 262-626-2116 dnr.wi.gov Snap a selfie with our best views! Find a selfie stand located south of Mauthe Lake on the Tamarack Trail and stop for a fun photo! Explore and enjoy 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests, and grasslands that were given to us 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, when our area lay under the grip of colossal ice sheets. Summer provides picturesque horseback riding, camping,
Visitors get up close and personal with the dogs, learning a bit about their different stories and dispositions and getting a feel for the amount of manpower required to keep the operation running. Make a reservation for your very own dogsled ride!
ANSWER NATURE’S CALL
COLUMBIA PARK TOWER N10340 Calumet Harbor Road, Malone Climb 70 feet to the top and enjoy a
panoramic view of Lake Winnebago, the Niagara Escarpment (the Ledge), and the Fond du Lac area. Located in Columbia Park.
HENRY S. REUSS ICE AGE VISITOR CENTER N2875 State Highway 67, Campbellsport 20 miles SE of Fond du Lac 920-533-8322 dnr.wi.gov
Nestled in the Kettle Moraine sits the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. Learn about all the wonders of the Northern Unit, from the wide array of recreational opportunities to the world-famous glacial features and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Wander through the center’s exhibits and take in the spectacular view of the local glacial landforms from the observation deck. A great place to start your visit to the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Ledgerock Distillery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.
HORICON MARSH EDUCATION & VISITOR CENTER N7725 Highway 28, Horicon 920-387-7893 horiconmarsh.org
QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY MEDIATRIX OF PEACE SHRINE W5703 Shrine Road, Necedah 608-565-2617 queenoftheholyrosaryshrine.com
HORICON MARSH BOAT TOURS 305 Mill Street, Horicon 30 miles S of Fond du Lac 920-485-4663 horiconmarsh.com
Experience Horicon Marsh by exploring the interactive Explorium, five miles of winding trails, Children’s Discovery Area, and Flyway Gift Shop. The Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center offers breathtaking views, fun events, programs, and even more. Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm and weekends 10am– 5pm, year-round. Closed on major holidays. KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST - LONG LAKE RECREATION AREA N3450 Division Road, Cascade 920-533-8612 dnr.wi.gov The Long Lake Recreation Area nestles along the east shore of Long Lake. From May–mid-Oct, the 200-site campground beckons campers to enjoy a relaxing stay. On this larger lake with a boat launch, motor boats are allowed for all sorts of fun water sports. Swimmers can take a dip at one of two beaches and picnickers can enjoy lunch while watching the shimmering waters of the lake. For those hardy souls, the Summit Trail up and down Dundee Mountain highlights the glacial features of the area. The Lake to Lake Bike Trail leaves Long Lake for a 6.6-mile journey to the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area.
The Blessed Mother appeared to Mary Ann Van Hoof on November 12, 1949, and for the following 34 years. There are 14 grottos situated on 4 acres. The Information Center is open from 10am–4pm daily. Guides will explain the apparitions. Rosaries, crucifixes, statues, medals, and books can be purchased. Group and bus tours are welcome. Please contact the shrine to make arrangements. Admission is free. WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE W7965 Highway 23, Greenbush 18 miles E of Fond du Lac on Highway 23 920-526-3271 wadehouse.org Visit the Wade House Historic Site to experience what it was like when travelers and horses rested in Greenbush. Come and see our amazing Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which features the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Take a horse-drawn ride back in time to learn how your relatives lived as you tour a stately 27-room stagecoach hotel. Center and Carriage Museum open year-round.
Discover the beauty and natural wonders of the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the U.S.! Horicon Marsh Boat Tours is the ideal place to begin your visit to one of Wisconsin’s hottest bird-watching spots! Take a boat tour of the Horicon Marsh, book a tour for your motorcoach or school group, rent canoes and kayaks for paddling, and make sure to visit the Blue Heron Landing Gift Shop. We offer sightseeing tours, birding adventures, and sunset cruises May–Oct.
SIBERIAN OUTPOST N9103 County Highway W, Malone 10 miles E of Fond du Lac 920-960-4252
Take a seat in a sled for the ride of your life! Visit with the dogs while Jim teaches you about sledding, the history of the Iditarod, and the training of one of winter’s most interesting sports. The Siberian Outpost offers dogsled rides and demonstrations to individuals, families, schools, and bus tours. The Siberian Outpost is a labor of love.
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