52

“Zigzagging from Wausau to Wabeno” Quickie Summary: Highway 52 connects central Wisconsin’s primary city with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and towns like Antigo and Lily before terminating just northwest of Wabeno. It’s not a straight shot by any means; Highway 52 does more zig-zagging than a politician at a hostile press conference. On the Wausau…

107

“Beeline through hilly farmland, then hug the Wisconsin River”   Quick Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 107 is a connector route that runs from Highway 153 just west of Mosinee to Merrill, where it then runs along the Wisconsin River from Highway 64 in Merrill to the old U.S. 51 stretch leading into Tomahawk. This a…

82

“Vernon, Viroqua and Valleys”   Western terminus: Crawford County, on the Mississippi River bridge connection to Lansing, Iowa Eastern terminus: Marquette County, at the junction with Highway 23 at the I-39/U.S. 51 interchange Mileage: about 116 miles Counties along the way: Crawford, Vernon, Juneau, Adams, Marquette Sample towns along the way: DeSoto, Viroqua, Hillsboro, Elroy,…

80

“From the center of Wisconsin to the Point of Beginning”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 80 starts (or ends, depending on how you look at it) at the “Point of Beginning”. Cosmic at that sounds, it’s really just the “zero point” from which the state of Wisconsin’s and is surveyed – although that’s pretty…

73

“Okay… this thing just goes all over the place”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 73 meanders across a huge chunk of the state with little or no discernable explanation why it got the routing it got. Which, of course, makes for an interesting road trip. I hope, since I haven’t run it yet… the…

64

“Twin Cities to Twin Cities”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 64 is another “coast to coast” highway, connecting the twin cities of Marinette and Menomonee, MI, with the fast-growing northeast suburbs of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Forests, Main Street USAs, state forests, a variety of terrain, and wide-open rural driving…

54

“The Hills of Winona To the Lakefront of Algoma”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 54 is a “coast to coast” route, connecting the colleges and hills around Winona, Minnesota, winding through the hills around the Black River and Black River Falls, through the forests, cranberry bogs, and lakes of central Wisconsin, and punching right…

49

“Marshes, Sculptures, Fishing…this thing even goes to Berlin” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 49 meanders through a large part of central Wisconsin. Starting and ending not in towns but at interchanges with other major Wisconsin highways, Highway 49 links a series of towns and recreaion areas on an almost haphazard route path. Highway 49 touches…

29

“From the Mississippi river split to lighthouses on Lake Michigan” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 29 is a “coast to coast” highway, running between Prescott at the Mississippi/St. Croix river split and the shore of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee. On the way, you traverse hills along the St. Croix River Valley, brush by several UW…

23

“Lead Mines. Water Parks. Houses on Rocks. Dells. Muk Luks. Waterfalls. Brats. Championship Golf. Let’s Go!” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 23 connects a veritable plethora of sights in Wisconsin. From the beautiful hills and history of the Lead Mining Region to the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural sites, from the Dells and lakes of central…