If there’s one thing most of us can agree on when it comes to activities, one of them has to be taking a long, scenic drive. There’s something very relaxing and tranquil about hopping in the car and hitting the open road. When it comes to finding the best drives, well, there are a bunch of them! The one we would like to feature today stretches across 1,200 miles and is located in the beautiful state of Wisconsin – the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
When you start your drive, the best place to begin is at Potawatomi State Park. Once you get there you can follow the trail and even hop out of your car to climb the 75-foot Potawatomi Tower. The view is unparalleled and you will not regret taking the time to do it! Continuing on the trail, you come across two major highlights that are worth stopping for; Two Creeks Buried Forest, where you’ll find a trail for a beach hike, and Point Beach State Forest, where you can explore the Point Beach Ridges, and the combined Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron from the time when all three were connected together.
Then, you’ll also pass through the Wisconsin state capital, Madison. Enjoy the views of the beautiful lakes and receding glaciers of the ice age. It’s easy to spend at least a month viewing all there is to see such as the Monona Terrace Community and the century old-design Convention Center. Be sure to also stop by Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, Taliesin, in Spring Green. There are so many places to stop at hike throughout the trail that you’ll need to set aside plenty of tim for hammock hanging!
Are you planning a road trip along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail? Have you ever done it before? Talk to us – we’d love to hear about it! Drop us a line below.