Follow The Maquoketa River Along This Scenic Drive Through Iowa
By Raymond Goldfield|Published May 26, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Iowa has no shortage of dramatic waterfront drives, including a piece of the country’s own Great River Road. But if you want to get off the beaten path, you won’t do better than the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway. Running near the isolated and beautiful Lake Delhi, this thirty-six-mile road takes you through the prairie into the charming small city of Manchester, with more than enough for a day of fun and sightseeing.
Have you taken the drive down the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway? Let us know what sights to watch out for, and which Manchester locations are must-dos in the comments section. To learn more about the history of this historic road, visit Iowa’s official tourism page before you get behind the wheel.
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