124

“Old 53 through Chippewa, past Leinie’s, Zoos, and Fairs” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 124 is a short-but-sweet route that follows the original U.S. 53 route from Lake Hallie through the heart of Chippewa Falls before mainlining through the beautiful farmlands of rural Chippewa County before ending near Bloomer. It’s the primary access point for…

243

“The shortest state highway, like, ever”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 243 is a VERY short connector road from Osceola, Wisconsin to Minnesota, where it becomes MN 243 and connects west to MN Hwy 95 and I-35. We just included it because it was fun, easy, and quite a pretty drive for 3/10 of…

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…

93

 “Eau Claire to La Crosse the fun way”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 93 is one of two relatively direct connections between Eau Claire and La Crosse – the other being U.S. 53. Highway 93, though, is the faster and less meandering of the two, which is why it’s the “orange” line on Wisconsin…

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…

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…

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…

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…

27

“Whipping and Winding Down Western Wisconsin”   Quickie Summary: For the Wisconsin Highway 27 Road Trip, State “Trunk” Highway 27 runs for almost 300 miles from the wilderness of Brule River State Forest near the Lake Superior shore, through a slew of rural towns, up, down and around western Wisconsin’s rugged landscape, all the way…