131

 “Wanna Kickapoo through the Ocooch?”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 131 runs up much of the beautiful valley along a river called the Kickapoo (which sounds more like something you’d do in a farm field), Highway 131 twists and turns like a swimmer with a fish in his trunks. The drive is beautiful, though,…

Historic Mindoro Cut on the original route of Highway 108
108

 “A big Cut between West Salem and Melrose”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 108 is a short but very scenic ride through Wisconsin’s “Driftless Area.” Recently re-routed, the original Highway 108 is what we follow! A popular motorcycle ride as well as drive or bike ride, Highway 108 is best known for the “Mindoro…

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,…

81

“From the Rock to the Mississippi”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 81 starts where I-43 ends at Beloit, heads west through the city over the Rock River, and hops around the southern edge of the state all the way to Cassville, where a ferry boat offers rides to Iowa on the Mississippi River. Passing…

80

“Hub City 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 significant in itself. Its…

78

“Mining to Skiing, Trolling to Climbing”   Southern terminus: Lafayette County, at the Illinois state line 7 miles south of Gratiot Eastern terminus: Columbia County, at the I-90/94/39 junction south of Portage Mileage: about 93 miles Counties along the way: Lafayette, Iowa, Green, Dane, Sauk, Columbia Sample towns along the way: Gratiot, Argyle, Blanchardville, Mt….

71

“The Road Along the World’s First Rail To Trail”   Western terminus: Jackson County, at Highway 54 in Melrose (running concurrently with Highway 108) Eastern terminus: Juneau County, at the junction with Highways 80 & 82 in Elroy Mileage: about 54 miles Counties along the way: Juneau, Monroe, La Crosse (brushing the corner), Jackson Sample…

60

“Coast-to-Coast from a former port to a very old fort” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 60 is one of Wisconsin’s “coast to coast” routes. It runs from just west of the Lake Michigan shore in the well-to-do northern suburbs of Milwaukee to the Iowa state line over the Mighty Mississippi at Prairie du Chien (French…

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…

35

“Up Wisconsin’s West Coast”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 35 is Wisconsin’s western backbone in most places, serving as the “Great River Road” along much of the Mississippi and a key connector route between western Wisconsin towns. It’s usually the westernmost route in Wisconsin, and runs the length of the state from Illinois to…