Scenic Byway Named

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 --- 7:15 a.m.

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials have named a fourth scenic byway: Bayfield Peninsula's Highway 13.

The Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway follows the southern shoreline of Lake Superior for 70 miles starting at U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 13 in Bayfield County. It continues around the peninsula and ends at County Highway H in Douglas County.

The views include boreal forests, sandy beaches, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The newly formed Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway Council will now be able to compete for federal grants. The route will also be marked with official signs.

The other three Scenic Byways are State Highway 35 between Prescott and Kohler, State Highway 60 between Lodi and Prairie du Chien and the State Highways 42 and 57, which circle the northern Door County peninsula.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


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