Walworth County’s Rustic Roads: Fall 2020

Take the scenic route this autumn and travel the Rustic Roads of Walworth County. The Wisconsin Rustic Roads Program offers locals and visitors a leisurely opportunity to travel around the state and explore areas often overlooked. As you meander down these beautiful Rustic Roads, you’ll encounter some of the best scenery in Wisconsin. Fall in Walworth County truly is one of the best seasons of the year, filled with vibrant colors and a seasonal beauty. Did we mention just how beautiful these drives are during the fall?  Check out the links below to take a Virtual Road Trip down the Rustic Roads of Walworth County!

Rustic Road 29 – Snake Road

This loop is located in the countryside of natural beauty. Bounded in some places by split rail fencing, R-29 passes through an area of native vegetation and wildlife near Lake Geneva that is particularly beautiful in autumn. ​Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Snake Road, from the intersection with WIS 50 in the city of Lake Geneva, west to the intersection with WIS 50 in the town of Geneva.

Rustic Road 36 – Cranberry Road

This narrow, hilly route got its name from early settlers who harvested cranberries from nearby marshes. R-36 winds through Wisconsin farmland, glacial marshes and knobs. It features a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Includes Cranberry Road and Berndt Road east from WIS 50, with connections to R-11 and R-12.

Rustic Road 85 – Kearney Road and Potter Road

Potter Road runs adjacent to winding Sugar Creek as both pass through Nature Conservancy forests and wetlands. The steeply glaciated uplands of Kearney Road include a mix of farmlands and pine woodlots. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Includes portions of Kearney and Potter Roads, forming a loop off County DD in the town of Spring Prairie.

Rustic Road 120 – Peck Station Road

Peck Station Road, named after a Western Union Railroad stop, is agricultural in character and quite colorful in the fall. The former inn still exists as a private home. At the east side of its intersection with County A is the Troy Wildlife Area, offering many recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and hiking. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Peck Station Road, from County A south to County ES in the town of Lafayette.

Rustic Road 11 – South Road, Spring Valley Road, Knob Road, and Steele Road

This gently winding route provides excellent views of glacial Kettle Moraine topography. R-11 passes through large wooded areas of oak, maple and hickory, with glimpses of a game farm and scenic agricultural land. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. To the east of Lake Geneva, R-11 includes South Road, Steel Road, Spring Valley Road and Knob Hill Road between WIS 50 and WIS 36. The route adjoins R-12 and R-36.

Rustic Road 12 – Buckby Road

At various points the road offers panoramic views of lush green hills and valleys. The sharply curving route passes outstanding Kettle Moraine formations, pine and spruce plantations, a tamarack swamp and several ponds. R-12 crosses the White River and runs through the community of Lyons with its several quaint churches. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. This route includes Back Road, Sheridan Springs Road, Spring Valley Road and Church Street, between WIS 50 and WIS 36. R-12 connects to R-11 and R-36.

Start planning your Rustic Road Trip getaway to Walworth County today by visiting http://www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.

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