Rustic Roads - Explore the Rustic Roads

Photo of Rustic Road 68 taken by Marilyn J. Mathison
Photo Credit: Marilyn J. Mathison

We invite you to explore the Rustic Roads - whether by car, bicycle, motorcycle or foot. These lightly traveled country roads provide a serene, peaceful experience, no matter what the season.

To guide your exploration, the Wisconsin Rustic Roads Guide is available as a print booklet and two online versions. This interactive guide provides detailed maps and highlights items of interest such as historic markers, native plants and hiking and biking trails. Each Rustic Road has a webpage with a Google map to make your travel planning easier.

Share your experience

Many of the photographs on these webpages and in the Rustic Roads Guide were submitted by photographers in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the program. Our thanks to them for providing a visual invitation to all to get out an explore these beautiful roads.

As you create your own photo memories, we invite you to share them using #RusticRoads or @WisconsinDOT in your social media posts.