Scenic Driving Wisconsin  by Aaron Cieslicki

Scenic Driving Wisconsin Guide Book

by Aaron Cieslicki (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Wisconsin  by Aaron Cieslicki
There's great cheese, world-class football, and spectacular scenery to be found in Wisconsin, where ancient glaciers left their mark on the hills and valleys, where pine-topped cliffs loom over Lake Superior, and where miles of verdant farmland in the south yield to the hushed forests and solitary lakes of the north. Bonafide cheesehead Aaron Cieslicki guides you knowledgeably and humorously on 24 drives that will show you the very best this beautiful state has to offer. This guide provides comprehensive route descriptions, detailed maps, evocative photographs, and information about camping, travel services, historical points of interest, and some quirky sidetrips.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Wisconsin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 24.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.

This 100-mile drive runs due west, sometimes crossing, sometimes running south of, and sometimes running north of the winding line of hills called the Chippewa moraine, a landform left by the last Ice ...
Holcombe, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 100
More than 250 miles of shoreline dotted with lighthouses and 40 islands await you on this 130-mile drive through Door County. Limestone bluffs, rocky shores, dairy farms, cherry and apple orchards, an ...
Sturgeon Bay, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 130
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If you’re looking for a vast expanse of forest, you’re in the right place. The town of Clam Lake (blink and you’re past it) is about the only interruption of the trees on this route. The drive approxi ...
Hayward, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 47
The Great River Road (so named in 1938) follows the Mississippi River from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. Marked by signs showing green steamboat wheels on a white ba ...
Fountain City, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 125
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This 120-mile drive follows the Mississippi River from La Crosse to Dickeyville, rolling past magnificent river bluffs and corn-filled upland prairies. Much of the length of the river along this drive ...
Prairie du Chien, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120
The Gogebic Iron Range, stretching from Lake Namekagon east 80 miles to Bessemer, Michigan is known for two things: iron ore and waterfalls. This 80-mile drive takes you bushwhacking through the Iron ...
Hurley, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 80
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This 115-mile drive follows the curving line of hills from Janesville to Baraboo that marks the final extent of the last Ice Age glacier. This border land between the glaciated southeastern part of th ...
Mount Horeb, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
This 115-mile drive follows the Kettle Moraine, a long ridge of forested hills that mark where two great arms of the last glacier butted up against each other. The route follows the Kettle Moraine Sce ...
Slinger, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
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This drive tours the Lake Michigan shore from Sheboygan to Algoma, passing sand dunes, high bluffs, lighthouses, farms, and museums. The area’s flavor and history are closely tied to the lake through ...
Manitowoc, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
For the simple, raw, powerful beauty of nature, perhaps nothing in Wisconsin can match the Apostle Islands found along the shore of Lake Superior north of Ashland. These twenty-two islands, twenty-one ...
Bayfield, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 150
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This drive follows the 65-mile Lakewood Auto Tour developed and maintained by the Nicolet National Forest. The roughly circular route explores the forest and forest industries past and present at seve ...
Lakewood, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 65
This drive goes through the heart of Marinette County, mostly traveling north through lands once denuded of trees and then reforested, and past waterfalls on wooded rivers. The Menominee Indian tribes ...
Amberg, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
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This 85-mile drive follows the Namekagon River, one of the two branches of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, as it winds its way through northwestern Wisconsin. There are few towns but many reso ...
Trego, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 85
This drive rolls through the flat, sandy center part of the state that was once the bed of a huge glacial lake and travels the straightest road in Wisconsin on the first leg of the drive. Among the fe ...
Nekoosa, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 110
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This 105-mile drive runs through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation. The area has one of the highest concentrations of lakes in the world. Th ...
Rhinelander, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 105
The St. Croix River has two faces—the lower and the upper. The lower St. Croix (from Prescott to St. Croix Falls) is dotted with river towns that began as ferry points and lumber mills. On rolling hil ...
Somerset, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 130
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This route runs like a roller-coaster ride through the heart of the Driftless Area, the hilly southwestern corner untouched by the glaciers that scraped across the rest of the state. This rolling upla ...
Whitehall, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
This drive loops through the southwest corner of the state, touring the first area of Wisconsin to be heavily settled by Europeans. Brought by the discovery of lead in 1827, miners, land speculators, ...
Platteville, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120
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This 100-mile drive follows the Lower Wisconsin River from its confluence with the Mississippi River at Wyalusing State Park to Sauk City. The river has cut a deep, bluff-lined valley through the hill ...
Richland Center, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 100
This drive starts in Black River Falls and follows the main highway northwest to Willow River State Park, near Hudson. Special attractions: Dells Mill Museum, Beaver Creek Reserve and Wise Nature Cent ...
Menomonie, WI - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120
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