Zig-Zag Through the Kettle Moraine + ADD NEW ROUTE
23 in Wisconsin Wisconsin33 Miles
By Terry Adams
on April 15, 1998
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The route I'm suggesting will sound confusing because it is. The bottom line here is you can try to follow my directions or simply start in Greenbush Wisconsin and head south into the Kettle Moraine State Forest (Northern Unit) ... you really can't lose because its all beautiful scenery . My suggested route: Out of Greenbush, head south on road "T" till it intersects 67. Take 67 west and look for A. Take A south and look for U on the west (right side of the road) and take that till you see Woodside Road on the left. Take Woodside Road west for a short distance and get on Shamrock Road (on the left) south till it T's into Scenic Road. Take Scenic to the right (west) till it T's into Division Road. Take Division Road left (south) down to Butter Lake Road and take a left on to Butter Lake (now heading east). Take that till it T's into route "V" at which you want to take a right and follow that till you can take a right on to Scenic Drive again. Take that south till it T's into "F" and take a right on to "F". Follow "F" till it runs into 67 at which you will take a left on to 67 now heading southwest. Take that till you can take a left on to "G" (now heading south) and stay on "G" till it T's into "SS". Now take a left on to "SS" and follow that through the town of New Prospect and after passing through, look for route "GGG" off to your right. Take "GGG" to the right (south) and then when "GGG" T's into county road "S", take a right on to "S" and conclude your ride in the town of New Fane. .... oh boy ... hope you got that .... don't forget your map.
Don't get too wrapped up in following the exact route I'm suggesting. This area is loaded with other roads for you to explore. This route begins about 20 miles west of Sheboygan in Greenbush, WI.
This is a unique section of Wisconsin that owes its hills and odd rock structures to the clash of two huge glaciers that took place millions of years ago. The area is loaded with lakes, forests and wildlife. The area is incredible in the fall as the leaves change colors.
Because of the glacier-ravaged terrain in this area, the roads are great for motorcycles. There are plenty of turns and climbs to keep you leaning and accelerating.
The area has a few key highlights for roadside amenities. I've listed the better ones below.
The town of Greenbush is has a good website giving information and advice for those who want to enjoy mountain biking in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
The town is also home of two outstanding historical sites. The Wade House is an old stagecoach inn built in the 1850s. There are daily tours from May through October. The Wesley Jung Carriage Museum tells the story of a German immigrant who built a successful business building carriages. His son took over for him and did well until the adoption of automobiles around 1917 put them out of business. The grandson began collecting these carriages and you can see his collection that is now open to the public.
After you head south out of Greenbush, in a few miles you will intersect the path of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. When completed this trail will cover 10,000 miles of Wisconsin territory, linking six units of the Ice-Age National Scientific Preserve.
A must stop (about ¼ mile after turning west on to Rte. U) is parking and a short trail leading to the Parnell Observation tower. This structure is positioned on a hill and rises about 50 feet above the surface and gives you a birds-eye view of that region of Wisconsin.
Long Lake Recreation Area offers all types of water sports as well as trails for hiking and biking.
The Ice Age Reserve Visitor Center is located at N1765 Hwy. G, Campbellsport 53010 and open daily (call for hours and other information ( 414-626-2116).
- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Eagle Center Stage Coach Inn - Kettle Moraine State Forest (North Unit) - Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources - Wisconsin Accomodations
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