State Designates Rustic Road on Washington Island

The state has designated two new Rustic Roads in the state, including the only island Rustic Road in Wisconsin: Rustic Road 118 in Wabeno, Forest County, and Rustic Road 119 in the Town of Washington, Door County. Rustic Road 119 (R-119) is a 27-mile route comprised of segments of County W, and 14 town roads that hug the shoreline and then into the middle of the island. The south end of the route is punctuated with sand dunes, forests and the occasional view of the rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. Schoolhouse Beach, one of the most unique stone beaches in the world is near the Rustic Road. Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads Program was started more than 40 years ago to preserve scenic, lightly traveled country roads for the leisurely enjoyment of hikers, bicyclists and motorists. For more information on the Rustic Roads program, including the new Rustic Roads interactive guide, visit

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