The Rustic Roads program was created about 40 years ago and allows hikers, bikers and motorists to enjoy the less traveled, scenic backroads of Wisconsin regardless of the season. These routes help to enhance the beauty and serenity that the state has to offer. There are approximately 119 individual routes that travel through 59 counties and when added up equal about 722 miles.
It is important to point out that these routes do not connect to each other and some are quite a distance apart from each other. Also markings are limited and usually only one-way and regardless of what the website says, most of these routes don't end near a major city or road with limited GPS signals. Be sure to print out the map from the website and take with you to help navigate you along the way.
Route 95 starts out in Bayfield County just outside of Hayward off of County Road M and ends in Sawyer County at Highway 77. This route is approximately 16 miles long and is all gravel. Thick trees and vegetation line the road with a rough road ahead of you.
Enjoy more of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and all the people who use it as well as the animals who call this place home. The route is peaceful and quiet, follow Lynch-Creek trail to a wildlife-viewing platform which could allow you to see deer, bear and possibly wolves and elk.
Follow Highway 77 West and South which lead back to main Highway 63 which heading North takes you up to Drummond, WI or South will lead you back to Cumberland, WI and all the towns in between.
Rustic Roads 95 and 111 start and end within a couple of miles of each other so it'll be easy to see two of them in one trip. Plus get a complete view of the National Forest. Head North on Highway 77 towards Boulder Lodge & Ghost Lodge to pick up Rustic Road Route 111.
These scenic drives are broken down by county as most of them are not connected.
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