Explore Wisconsin's Scenic Byways

Nationally designated byways in Wisconsin

Each scenic byway offers a unique selection of things to do and see. Additional information is included on websites linked below:

  • Wisconsin Great River Road
    Wisconsin's Great River Road is part of a nationally-designated scenic byway. The Great River Road is a multi-state byway that begins in Minnesota and follows the Mississippi River for 10 states until it ends in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Wisconsin Great River Road stretches 250 miles along WIS 35, through 33 river towns, some of the oldest in the state. The scenic overlook pullouts offer great opportunities to see bald eagles.
  • Lower Wisconsin River Road
    The Lower Wisconsin River Road is a designated Wisconsin scenic byway that travels 100 miles along WIS 60 following the Wisconsin River from Lodi to Bridgeport/Prairie du Chien. At Prairie du Chien there is an intersection of the Great River Road National Byway and the Lower Wisconsin River Road state scenic byway. Enjoy the beauty of the Driftless Region and the splendor of the lower Wisconsin River Valley.
  • Door County Coastal Byway
    The Door County Coastal Byway begins in Door County at the junction of WIS 42/57 one mile north of the city of Sturgeon Bay. The route travels north on WIS 42 to the town of Northport, home of the Washington Island Ferry Service and south on WIS 57 to Bailey's Harbor and Jacksonport. This byway stretches over 66 miles and features three state parks, ten county parks and several lighthouses.
  • Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway
    The Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway is a 70 mile route of WIS 13 from US 2 to County H in northwest Wisconsin. Travelers will experience beautiful Lake Superior vistas, as well as densely forested lands, scenic harbor towns, historic fishing villages, orchards and berry farms, and beaches and brownstone cliffs. WIS 13 also transverses the  Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Reservation.

  • Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway
    This 145-mile scenic byway is named in honor of two of its nationally-recognized resources: The Nicolet National Forest and the Wolf River, a National Scenic River. It winds through the Nicolet National Forest and parts of Forest County and parts of  Langlade, Oneida and Vilas Counties in north central Wisconsin on segments of WIS 55, WIS 52, WIS 32 and WIS 70. A variety of recreational opportunities are available to travelers ranging from activities on the extensive multi-use trail systems to water-based sports.

Other scenic byways: U.S. Forest Service designated byways