Rustic Road Tripping
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- The Best of Milwaukee and Madison
- The Best Wisconsin Weekends
- A Perfect Week in Door County
- Wisconsin for Recreationists
- Rustic Road Tripping
- Made in Milwaukee
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- Sports: The Packers and Beyond
- Out on the Town in Milwaukee
- Say Cheese!
- Four Days in the Mad City
- A Wisconsin Family Road Trip
- Wisconsin’s Best Brews
Travel media have consistently voted Wisconsin one of the greatest road-touring states in the country. Much of this comes from natural beauty; a good deal also comes from the fact that many rural roads, originally known as farm-to-market roads, seem to have changed little (other than having pavement) in a century and a half.
Within the regions of this guide you’ll find more than two dozen fantastic roads that cannot be rivaled. Near Milwaukee, the communities with this author’s favorites include Cedarburg (#52), Mequon (#65), Burlington (#42), Lake Geneva (#11 and #29), and Horicon Marsh (#106). Near Madison, this author’s favorites are near Fort Atkinson (#84), Interstate 90/94 (#49), and especially Green County in its basic entirety!
Options for serpentine blue highways are infinite; thankfully, the Department of Transportation has highlighted more than 90 of the state’s best back-roads trips in an effort to preserve the lightly traveled avenues into the real Wisconsin.
A road trip on one of these roads is a phenomenal way to view the countryside and the culture. Every single Rustic Road of the state is guaranteed to offer an amazing palette of colors mid-September–late-October. Pick up the book Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads, which outlines these routes and is available free from tourist centers or by visiting the website of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
© Thomas Huhti from Moon Wisconsin, 5th Edition