Another Scenic Byway Added to Wisconsin's List

By KBJR News 1

I-35 in Wisconsin.

September 19, 2012 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM CDT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has named a fourth scenic byway in the state.

The "Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway" is a 70 mile route of WIS 13 from US 2 to County H in northwest Wisconsin.

WisDOT says that the Wisconsin Scenic Byway offers stunning views of Lake Superior combined with forested areas.

The route has access to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Northwest Wildlife Refuge lands and the Chequamegon National Forest.

It also includes the cities of Bayfield and Washburn, the Red Cliff Tribal lands, the towns of Barksdale, Bayfield, Bayview, Bell, Clover, Cloverland, Orienta, Port Wing, Russell, and the unincorporated areas of Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing.

"The individuals, local governments and organizations that supported the designation of WIS 13 as a Wisconsin scenic byway are to be commended," said WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb, who officially designated the scenic byway. "Their vision, initiative and perseverance will help promote a treasure found right here in Wisconsin."

The Wisconsin's Scenic Byways Program is a collaborated effort between local communities and WisDOT to enhance some of the most scenic and historic state highways.

The other three scenic byways include, Door County Coastal Byway (including WIS 42 and WIS 57), Great River Road National Scenic Byway (WIS 35) and Lower Wisconsin River Road (WIS 60).

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