Highway 13 designated scenicThe Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) this week announced the approval of the state’s fourth scenic byway.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) this week announced the approval of the state’s fourth scenic byway. The “Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway” is a 70-mile route of Wisconsin Highway 13 from US Highway 2 to County H in northwest Wisconsin.
The route provides access to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Northwest Wildlife Refuge lands and the Chequamegon National Forest. It include the cities of Bayfield and Washburn; the Red Cliff Tribal lands; the towns of Barksdale, Bayfield, Bayview, Bell, Clover, Cloverland, Orienta, Port Wing and Russell; and the unincorporated areas of Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing.
Wisconsin’s Scenic Byways Program is a cooperative effort between local communities and WisDOT to identify, promote and enhance some of the most scenic and historic state highway corridors.
Communities along the route are now eligible to apply for federal grants and create marketing materials to promote the scenic byway.
For more information about the Wisconsin Scenic Byways Program, www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/scenic/byways.htm.