Scenic Fall Drives

Autumn in Wisconsin is all about the color…and getting out to see it! Take a back seat to the beauty of Mother Nature on one of these scenic fall drives. Of course, you can always create your own fall drive. Simply select a destination, check the Fall Color Report, pack your camera, and hit the road. Oh, and share pictures with us!

Marinette County’s Waterfall Tour is a 125-mile scenic wonder in autumn featuring some 14 waterfalls. Blue “waterfall tour” signs mark the route and help you find some of the more hidden – and lovely – falls. Click here for online maps and driving instructions.

The Upper Mississippi River Valley Tour is shouldered by sandstone bluffs daubed in amber and rust. It follows the Great River Road along charming river towns, stunning bluff-top views, three Wisconsin State Parks, and some of the finest bird watching in the Midwest (after all, they do call it the “Mississippi Flyway”).  Click here for more information about Wisconsin’s Mississippi River towns.

The Hilltop Color Tour in central Wisconsin showcases three of the state’s highest points. Estimated at one billion years old, Rib Mountain State Park in Wausau is one of the oldest geological features on the planet and affords a breathtaking view of the Wisconsin River Valley below. Next on the list is Timm’s Hill, near Ogema - Wisconsin’s highest point at 1,939 feet above sea level. Lastly, the Highground near Neillsville occupies a ridge that overlooks colorful hillsides and glacial moraines. For more information on the Hilltop Color Tour call 800-372-2737.

Now get out and enjoy those colors!