Sometimes it’s too cold or you’re just too tired to get out and explore Wisconsin by foot. Luckily, there are automobiles, and there are scenic drives to take those automobiles out on. Here are five of the best roads and areas to explore in Wisconsin if you just want to take a good old drive.
1. Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive
If you have lived in Wisconsin for a second, you know all about the incredible massive Kettle Moraine area. But did you know that there is a 115-mile scenic drive that you can take? A variety of outstanding geology awaits you in southeastern Wisconsin. If you ride this road in its entirety, you will actually go through six Wisconsin counties. Hey, don't take our word for it--just look at these awesome shots!
2. Route 42 in Door County
Ladies and gentleman, do not attempt to drive this road if you are have indulged in Wisconsin cherry wine. And if you think this is a straight road, you are definitely drunk. This might be the most unusual road in Wisconsin, and definitely you'll want to use caution. Hang on this road through the curves, and you will see some of the best parts of Door County.
3. Upper Mississippi River Valley
So for those of you who hang out in eastern Wisconsin, you are missing some of the best shots in all of Wisconsin. I'm talking about the views of the Upper Mississippi. Wow, just check out these river views. Highway 35 is known as the Great River Road, and it'll take you through 250 miles of delightful river towns.
4. Lake Superior Scenic Byway
If you follow Highway 13, you will end up in Bayfield, a very cute harbor town. Once you're there, you will be right by the Apostle Islands--but you'll go on a cruise to see those. You can take Highway 13 west to to the Brule River State Forest--one of the most gorgeous state forests in Wisconsin.
5. Wisconsin River/Baraboo Hills Tour
Start in Lodi and take Highway 113--and you'll truly go over the river and through the woods--the Wisconsin River, that is--before you end up at Devil's Lake State Park.