12 Midwest Backroad Scenic Drives
The drive: Southern Wisconsin's backroads between Milwaukee and Madison are perfect for Sunday drives or biking. The lush panorama outside your car looks like an ad for a dairy board. Holsteins graze in verdant fields; wildflowers bloom beside red barns.
Worth a stop: Tons of fabulous nurseries hide in these hills, chock-full of plant varieties unavailable at average supermarket greenhouses. (The Flower Factory in Stoughton, Monches Farm in Colgate and Schonheit Gardens in Sun Prairie are just a few of our favorites.) With winding paths, friendly dogs and cottage-style gardens, these destination nurseries make a lovely spring drive, no matter the color of your thumb.
For information: Click on our link to "Garden Center Road Trip in Wisconsin" for route suggestions and details on nurseries. For general information, contact the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. (800) 432-8747; travelwisconsin.com