Where can I find out more information on the tours?
Where can I find out more information on the tours?
Buddy posing at the corner stone of my kin's homestead barn
Between 1840 & 1880, 400 families (including all my relatives) of Luxembourg decent settled 20 miles north of Milwaukee, in the Port Washington/Belgium Wisconsin area. Making it the largest settlement of Luxembourgers in the Americas
Here is the link for some photos of the area.Originally Posted by DarkCloud
Many of the photos are within 1 hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Awesome use of Smugmug, Santa.Originally Posted by BeerTeam
The pictures are terrific and I'm getting pretty psyched to come back to Wisconsin.
Marin County, CA
Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.
Love the pics, particularly the old churches and the half round bridge shots, awesome!!
About the dog, did that cute dog travel in the tank bag???
The dog is a 9 pound Toy Poodle mix named Buddy. Buddy has been a tank bag dog for 10 years.
The Church on the hill is Basilica of Holy Hill. Holy Hill is about 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. Holy Hill ranks as the 30th highest point in the state.
This Picture is taken a couple of miles west of the Hill where Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive crosses State Highway 167.
When a Wisconsin Biker says they are going to Holy Hill, They not only mean they will be going up to the Historical Church, but that they will be riding the curvy Wisconsin Rustic Roads that network around the Church.
This Picture of 1880 Saint Mathew Church was taken about 4 miles south of Holy Hill on Saint Augustine Road, Rustic Road #33.
Wisconsin's Rustic Roads are the only type of this road system in the United States. It is not only the destination, but it is the journey. The 107 roads were picked because of heritage & nature.
Click Here: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/...sticroad33.htm
Tour: Kettle Moraine Drive (South)
Follow the KMS Drive signs south thru the Kettle Moraine Sate Forest. A nice stop along the way is Delafields Hawk's Inn, which was a 1840 Stagecoach Stop & Old World Wisconsin, then on to Whitewater Lake which is the end of the Drive. At the end of KMS Drive you will have some options, one will have you riding the Lake Geneva and Southern Lakes area, the other would be heading north to Oconomowoc (Newport of the West) & Okauckee Lakes area. Another option area is East Troy, and when there visit Thoroughbred Motors and also the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum.
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Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive
The 115-mile KMS Drive traverses six Wisconsin counties. Its northern end is near Elkhart Lake in northern Sheboygan County and its southern end is at Whitewater Lake in southeastern Walworth County. Here is a PDF File that gives you directions for the Route: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/...Directions.pdf
Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive travels North and South. Once you are on the Drive, you will have the green & white Acorn KMS Drive signs marking your way. In my humble opinion, North & South KMS Drive is much better than the route in the middle.
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Twenty miles north of Milwaukee is West Bend. The first large building you see to the West will be the Courthouse area:
Next to the courthouse is the Washington County Museum. Touring Historical Museums is not for everyone, but admission is free, and that is for everyone. http://www.historyisfun.com/Courtroom.htm
Justice is Blind and Half Naked, on the side of the West Bend Historic Courthouse.
Wisconsin has more Rail to Trail Miles than most States. This trail would be great for a nice morning run.
Barton Mill Area
Barton/West Bend, WI
Saint Mary's School, West Bend, Built in 1856
West Bend's Best
5 Miles from Rally
Did you know that West Bend is on the Great Divide?
Big Cedar Lake
Scenic Drive, between Hwy NN & 33
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Directions: Leave the West Bend on County Hwy P, go north 1 mile, Turn right on Hwy NN and travel 11 miles to Wayne's Drive-in, which is at the stop light at 5 Corners, make a hard left on Covered Bridge Road and travel one mile to the Bridge.
General Directions: Leave West Bend on Hwy P, go south to Hwy 60. You can use Hwy 60 as your spine road, it will get you to 5 Corners, as it traverses East/West from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi and has overpasses and entrances for Interstate 43 and 41
Wisconsin's last remaining original Covered Bridge
Directions: Return on Covered Bridge Road south to 5 Corners, north on Washington Avenue, to downtown Cedarburg.
Built in 1876, the Covered Bridge original span measured 120' long and 12' wide.
The Photos below are of Cedarburg.
Wayne's Drive-in, one Block north of 5 Corners
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Hamilton, Cedarburg west suburb
With stagecoach travel on the Green Bay Road and the existence of a saw mill, other businesses sprang up. There was a Turne Hall, apothecary, black smith shop, a stage stop for travelers, two taverns and a smoke house, all were built before the grist mill was built in 1853. When the railroad came through Cedarburg in the 1870s HamiltonÔÇÖs importance declined..
In 1974, Hamilton was listed as an Historic Site by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Then in 1976, a large portion of the Hamilton area was declared an Historic District and placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Photos below are of Hamilton, a suburb of Cedarburg.
Hamilton Haus, Biker Bar
This spot is the Holy Grail of Blues Music http://www.paramountgig.org/
If you are into Blues Music, you may know that this is the unlikely home of Paramount Record Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramount_Records
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Directions: Take Hwy 60 east to Lake Michigan, turn left (north), the Lion's Den is about 3 miles south of Port Washington. East of intersection at County "C" & Lakeshore Drive.
This Park is undiscovered & unspoiled, as it just opened in 2006. This park is 120 acres featuring 100 foot bluffs has almost a mile of shoreline.
Looking north, you can see the Port Lighthouse & looking south, you can see the tall buildings in Milwaukee.
Unlike the beautiful Harrington Beach and Kohler Andre lakeshore State Parks, this great Ozaukee County Park has no entrance fee.
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Milwaukee in the distance
Port Lighthouse in the distance
Stairs to the Beach
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1860 Lighthouse http://www.wmta.org/lighthouse/wisconsin/1578.html
Saint Mary's Church
Farming north of Port on Hwy LL
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Pioneer Vilage, South of Waubeka
Cedar Valley Cheese Factory/Store
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Here is the Heart of Luxemburg Tour in a nutshell:
You leave the Washington County Fair Park at West Bend, Wisconsin. Travel 12 miles to 5 Corners (intersection), turn north on Covered Bridge Road, travel one mile to the Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin.
Directions: Return south on Covered Bridge Road to 5 Corners, south on Washington Avenue, to downtown Cedarburg. At the downtown three way stoplight you will see this.
Cedar Creek Settlement and Winery is down the street
A few miles from from downtown Cedarburg you can take one of the optional tours, Hamilton Settlement, or go to Grafton for the Lime Kiln and Blues Monument.
From downtown Cedarburg, you will travel east to Lake Michigan & Lion's Den Natural area. Take Washington Ave south, about two miles, and turn left on "C" and travel to Lake Michigan and make a Left (north). From Cedarburg there is only two ways to get to Lake Michigan, as Interstate 43 has only has a overpass at Hwy 60 and Hwy "T".
Lion's Den County Park
From The Lion's Den turn north, (keep the Lake to your Right) and travel 3 miles to Port Washington. Enjoy this New England Style Town!
From Port Washington, travel north up the large hill past Saint Mary's Church, and take Hwy "H" 9 miles to the sleepy town of Waubeka and enjoy Stoney Hill School, the home of Flag Day. If time permits, take the Lake Michigan circle (north) tour from Port Washingon
From Waubeka stay on Hwy "H" for about 10 miles. When you cross Hwy 144 travel 3 miles and look for the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive Sign . Take KMS Drive North for about 20 Mile to Elkhart Lake.
From Elkhart Lake, you can take Hwy 57 south and be back to the West Bend in 40 Minutes. Or you can backroad it back on various roads of your choice.
GEO Map it:
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