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Donnellson to Keosauqua (Rt 2 & Rt 1) + ADD NEW ROUTE


4   in Iowa Iowa27 Miles

By crash82
on March 30, 2012

4.5out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start the route in Donnellson, IA by taking Route 2 west. In Farmington stay on Route 2 by taking a left at the stop sign and cross over the river and you will come to a "Y" in the road and vear to the right staying on Route 2. Go 12 more miles and you'll come to Route 1. Take a right on to Route 1 and take this north and soon you will come to the left hand turn into Lacey-Keosaqua State Park. Take that left if you want to visit the state park, if not stay on Route 1 into the route's end point of Keosauqua, IA.

Scenery

Nice curvey road with rolling hills, lined with farms and goes through Shimek Forest, through Indian Lake Park/White Timber Area and ends up in near Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

Road Quality

Nice curvey road with rolling hills. Not the newest pavement but no potholes.

Roadside Amenities

Shimek Forest

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

Bridge Cafe - Farmington

If your looking for a great restaurant, I recommend eating at the "Bonapart Retreat" in Bonapart, IA. You can get there by backtracking a bit from Keosauqua. Head south out of Keosauqua, and just a mile after you cross the river, take a left on to County Road J40. Take that east as it takes you back over the river and past Benonsport River-Side County Park and then it will drop you on to 1st Street in Bonapart where you'll find the "Bonaparte Retreat" at 713 1st Street. Enjoy.

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By HDIowa
on June 23, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Good ride. While in Keosauqua check out Lake Sugema and Lacy-Keosauqua State Park. Also Keosauqua is the home of the "End of Summer Rally" in September.

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By Brian Hagmeier
on July 11, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 89

Motorcycle Make BMW K100RS

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I've ridden this route many times over the years and it's still one of my favorite rides.

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