Three of Wisconsin’s waterfronts have earned designations from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byways Program for their importance as tourism destinations.
The Wisconsin Great River Road – previously recognized as a National Scenic Byway – is now a 250-mile All-American Road that passes through 33 river towns along Highway 35.
Door County’s Coastal Byway and the Lake Superior Byway both earned National Scenic Byway designations for their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.
Door County’s Coastal Byway stretches 66 miles along Highways 57 and 42 from Sturgeon Bay to the tip of the Door peninsula and back. The route offers scenic vistas of Lake Michigan, the Niagara Escarpment bluffs, forests, agricultural lands and shoreline villages.The Lake Superior Byway follows 70 miles of Highway 13 along the southern shore of Lake Superior and the Bayfield Peninsula through harbor towns, fishing villages, orchards, sand beaches and the home of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.