30

  “The Way Into Madison – Once the Main Way to Milwaukee, Too” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 30 is a shell of its former self. Now a short freeway spur from I-39/90/94 to U.S. Highway 151 (East Washington Avenue), and continuing west as Aberg Avenue to the sprawling Kraft/Oscar Meyer plant at Highway 113,…

188

“From the Winery to the Ferry”   Southern terminus: Dane County, at U.S. 12 in Roxbury Northern terminus: Columbia County, at Highway 113 and the Merrimac Ferry in Okee. Mileage: about 12 miles Counties along the way: Dane, Columbia Sample towns along the way: Prairie du Sac, Merrimac Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 188 follows…

134

 “Cambridge to London in five minutes or less…no England needed” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 134, essentially unchanged since its 1923 commissioning, connects Cambridge with the tiny burg of London and, via county highway connections, points north – eventually Waterloo. The Wisconsin Highway 134 Road Trip The Drive (South to North): Yep, this won’t take…

113

 “A Ferry Nice Drive” Quickie Summary: Wisconsin Highway 113 serves Baraboo (the “circus city”), Devil’s Lake State Park and the shores of the Wisconsin River around Merrimac before crossing the river on the state’s only free river ferry. From there, Lodi, Dane, and the only Waunakee in the world await before you hit the north…

92

 “A couple of twists from Mt. Horeb to Brooklyn… Wisconsin, not New Yawk” Northern terminus: Dane County, at Highway 78 & Business U.S. Highways 18/151 in Mount Horeb Southern terminus: Rock County, at U.S. 14 just east of Brooklyn Mileage: about 31 miles Counties along the way: Dane, Green, Rock Sample towns along the way:…

89

 “Trekking and Milling About Between Milwaukee and Madison” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 89 cuts north-south through a number of small but significant towns in the area of southern Wisconsin between the Milwaukee and Madison metro areas. Along the way, you can enjoy the college town of Whitewater, the river town of Fort Atkinson, breweries,…

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…

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….

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…

69

“Through the land of the Swiss”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 69 winds through a beautiful section of southern Wisconsin, from just outside Verona through “Cheese Country” toward “Flatlander Country” (Illinois). Along the way, you get to visit the incredible charm of “America’s Little Switzerland” (New Glarus) and the “Swiss Cheese Capital of the…