Kettle moraine is one of the best scenic drive I ever had. There is two way of these drive you can go either north to south or south to north. As I live in south Wisconsin, we decided to go farthest point first so we went to Start point of north to south drive. I would advise you to Download direction instructions PDF from these link. Kettle moraine scenic drive . The reason why to keep print out because if you miss any turn you will get away from scenic drive. So better to be prepared I lost my path twice but thank god I had the direction instructions with me.
You will drive by long lake recreational area follow by Dundee town and than New Prospect. It also includes Kettle Moraine state park area in drive. You will drive by Forest lake. You can stop by if you want but we preferred to continue the drive. We decided to stop by at Parnell tower to explore top view of fall colors from 60 feet high tower. You need state park parking permit or you can buy it on the spot.
Start point of north to south drive starts from outside of Broughton Sheboygan Marsh Park, Tower and Wildlife Area. So we first went to check out the view from tower. If you are planning to visit Marsh tower than get ready to clime stairs around 4 floors.
So started our scenic drive after exploring marsh tower. In these drive you will see many small towns and forest areas. Within 3 miles you will reach to Elkhart lake town, which is famous for historic race circuits. After crossing these town two other town will be on the way Glenbeulah and Greenbush. In Greenbush one of the left turn sign is missing so make sure you take left from Old Wade House.
After crossing Greenbush you will enter forest area and beautiful fall colors. Both sides of road covered with colorful trees.
|View from Parnell tower|
Further we drove by the kettle moraine forest area and crossed smith lake, Big cedar lake and Slinger town. Next is pike lake Unit of kettle forest. Pike lake is great destination to explore fall colors through kayaking.
We also cross by holy hill. Holy hill is known for The basilica of national shrine of Mary. It has scenic tower which gives great view. Also you will encounter Monches recreation area and North lake town. Which leads to drive between Pine lake and Cornell lake. And followed by Moose lake and okauchee lake. As we almost reached south side.
|Kettle moraine forest|
We explore some of new recreational area and small towns which hardly half an hour from our place. We didn't knew about Nashotah park. Next we cross by Delafield town looks like live and amazing town. There is also Nagawicka lake at Delafield so you can enjoy water activities as well. These drive was so fun and amazing views.