Assorted highways and back roads lace up southern Wisconsin
, passing over rolling hills and deep dales. The immensely
likeable lakeside college town of Madison doubles as
the state capital. Cozy Madison area communities like
New Glarus or Mount Horeb , and historic settlements
like Little Norway , attest to a mixed European heritage.
Wisconsin Dells has a picturesque setting, but may appeal
only to those who revel in tacky attractions and Americana.
Stretches of the Mississippi River , undulating down
the western border, are designated as The Great River
Road , a scenic highway that runs from near Canada to
the Gulf of Mexico.
Sparsely settled northern Wisconsin has no large cities
(and few small ones), and no interstates. It's a lake-studded
wilderness, covered by enormous tracts of forest. Canoe
its rivers, fish for record-breakers or ski or snowmobile
cross-country trails without having to fight for space.
Bayfield and the Apostle Islands in the northwest are
the obvious destinations, but Hayward, southeast of Superior,
is home to the amazing National Freshwater Fishing Hall
of Fame (mid-April to Nov daily 10am-5pm; closed on weekends
after Nov 1; $5). You're invited to "Walk through
the biggest fish in the world!" - a four-story,
500-ton, fiberglass monster.
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