Wisconsin DOT Releases Rustic Roads Guide
Residents and tourists hoping to discover some of Wisconsin's lightly traveled country roads are in luck with the release of Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Rustic Roads guide.
The fifth edition of the Wisconsin Rustic Roads explores the state's system of roughly 640 miles through 60 counties. The routes are marked with brown and yellow signs for all bikers, hikers, and motorists.
"The travel guide has always been extremely popular among state residents and tourists alike," said WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb in a statement. "The booklet includes the location of the state's current 111 Rustic Roads, along with a description of each route."
Wisconsin designated its first Rustic Road in 1975 and the system has grown exponentially since. In order to qualify as a Rustic Road, a road must have "outstanding" natural features, be lightly traveled, be at least two miles long, and not be scheduled for major work that would change its rustic feel.
"These Rustic Roads showcase the state's natural beauty, landscape, and history," said Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. "All travelers need is this guide to get off the beaten path and discover some of the state's best hidden gems that they might not have found otherwise."
Additional information on WisDOT's Rustic Roads program is available at http://bit.ly/WiscRusticRoads.
Thanks. That's a great little site to check out. Perfect for those Sunday drives.
We have traveled just a few of them. They are well marked. I will pick one up at a Welcome Center.
What a fantastic program. Most states have their own 'scenic byways' program of some sort or another. But for some reason this just seems much more special, IMO.
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