Two scenic byways have just been designated by the Federal Highway Administration in Wisconsin – the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway and the Door County Coastal Byway. The FHA designates particularly noteworthy and beautiful stretches to “recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States.”
The new Lake Superior Scenic Byway wraps alongside the chilly waters of Lake Superior for 70 miles. Any time of year, this rout displays immense beauty. The wind though the towering pines and the rhythmic breakage of the waves can bring any mind to a meditative calm. Be sure to check out the hiking paths and overlooks scattered along the drive. In the isolated Northwoods, it’s possible to walk whole trails without seeing another person.
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The new Door County Coastal Byway wraps 66 miles around the Door County peninsula taking you out to the tip and back down again. Enjoy the view of Lake Michigan along both sides, and stop along the way at the many quaint communities of Door County. You can enjoy some really good custard from Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard in Fish Creek. Don’t let the terrifying sign dissuade you from checking out the delicious offerings at the hole-in-the-wall..
Our beautiful state now has a total of five scenic byways recognized by the FHA. The Lower Wisconsin River Road, the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byways and the Great River Road, which runs from Northern Minnesota along the Western edge of Wisconsin all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico, are the other three stretches.