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Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyone. The Education Center will be open for people to warm up, view the 20 minute “Horicon Marsh Story”, visit the gift shop, or have the kids do a fun craft to bring home! Snacks are available for purchase and the Flyway Gift Shop is open for shopping. The Horicon Marsh Explorium will also be open for people to learn about Horicon Marsh through these new interactive displays (fee). 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! Warm beverages and light snacks will be available inside the center as well as a bake sale. Roast your own marshmallows or grab a hot chocolate outside in the new picnic shelter. Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers and snowshoers. There are two trails available. One trail is 1.5 miles and another “Family Loop” is only .36 miles. Hiking and snowshoeing are free to the public. Don’t have your own snowshoes? Snowshoes will be available to the public on a first come first serve basis at no charge. There is no guarantee however that they will be available when you arrive. Snowshoers may have to wait until a pair is turned in. There must be at least six to eight inches of snow on the ground to loan out snowshoes. Leashed pets are allowed on the trails but not in the building. Admission to the event is free; however, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or hats/gloves/mittens for our food drive and mitten campaign