The scenic highways and bicycle trails of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway in the ruggedly beautiful Driftless Region provide an excellent place for bicycling for families, groups of friends and organized tours.
State Highway 60 is designated by Wisconsin as one of only two Scenic Byways in the state. Wooded bluffs soar above the road while the wild Wisconsin River follows alongside. Numerous quiet country lanes wind past idyllic pastures and lazy trout streams. You’ll see sheep and dairy cows grazing the hillsides and valleys, while bald eagles and red tail hawks soar overhead. Wild turkeys and whitetail deer often can be seen along the margins of lush, forested hills.
Stop for a cold drink or a juicy burger at one of the many family-owned bar & grill establishments in the quaint villages that you’ll find every six or seven miles along the route.
The Wisconsin River Trail Organization continues their construction of a paved trail for biking, walking and running with the final trail measuring 26 miles long. This project connects our communities of Boscobel, Woodman, and Wauzeka to the river that defines our area, and WRTO is excited to share every step of the process with you (Facebook group: Wisconsin River Trail Organization, website: www.wirivertrail.org).
Phase 1 is complete, which is a short ½ mile trail that safely connects the community with the Von Haden Boat Landing. It allows a fun way for the family to reach the boat landing with scenic views that beautifully display eagle nests, rolling hills and valleys and an amazing sunset that restores such peace to your inner soul.
You can also enjoy the paved 2-mile long Sanders Creek Trail, which winds right through the City of Boscobel.
Construction for Phase 2A from Boscobel to Woodman is just beginning, with a 3 ½ mile trail, as well as plans to create safer, wider highway shoulders near Wauzeka on Hwy 60 in the next few years.
Stay tuned for updates as we fundraise to complete construction and reinvent our Driftless area! Speaking of fundraising, if you visit during one of our many events (see our FB site), we promise you’ll have a wonderful time hanging out with our local community.
Boscobel also boasts a 289-hiking hill preserve just east of town on County Road MS. Park your car, bring your water bottle and hike a primitive hillside for one-of-a-kind views. This bluff trail is a diamond in the rough.
Load up your bike and discover why we’re Wisconsin’s Outdoor Recreation Destination!