You plan on hiking and biking and kayaking this summer. But there will come a time when you want to give those muscles a rest and just hang out in your air conditioned car instead. So when you’re driving, why not go in a scenic drive? Here are 5 you should definitely go on.
1. Great River Road
This highway is also known as Highway 35. It goes along the Mississippi River for 250 miles. It is noted for the beautiful river views as well as the excellent bluffs. It also goes through 33 river towns. About 2/3 of the road goes through protected natural areas.
2. Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive
Kettle Moraine is plenty of fun to walk through. But you can drive through it, too, all 50,000 acres. This road goes 115 miles. You go through 6 beautiful Wisconsin counties.
3. Door County Coastal Byway
This road is also known as Highway 42. It stretches just 66 miles, but wow is it beautiful. Start at the bottom of Door County in Sturgeon Bay and head up to the top. One particular stretch winds--quite a lot. You won't believe it.
4. Driftless Area
The Driftless Area refers to an area unaffected by glaciers and known for its deeply carved river valleys. In western Wisconsin, you can drive through this area. You will be amazed by the hills and valleys. Numerous Amish live in this area, so don't be surprised to see a horse and buggy.
5. Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway
Highway 13 is 70 miles of phenomenal views. It follows the shoreline of Lake Superior. Get out and see sandy beaches along the blue waters. Follow it all the way up and end up at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.