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Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

This 115-mile drive goes through six Wisconsin counties, taking travelers past sites like Holy Hill Basilica and Bald Bluff.

In the 1940s, residents of the glacier-formed hills between Madison and Milwaukee envisioned a scenic drive that would draw city folk to the region’s state parks and forests. Today, ubiquitous green acorn signs make navigation a snap. Highlights include a hike up Bald Bluff, a romp through history at Old World Wisconsin, a climb to the top of Holy Hill Basilica and a stay at the delightful Cold Spring Inn, hidden on 89 acres near Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Street scene The posh town of Delafield adds a splash of variety along an otherwise woodsy route. Stylish shops and galleries fill Colonial-style storefronts, and the chic restaurant Zin serves California-Italian cuisine worth a drive.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill. 

For maps and trip planning

Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

 

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