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