The Door County Coastal Byway was among three scenic roadways to earn national designation earlier this week. The Lake Superior Byway and the Door County Coastal Byway received National Scenic Byway designations from the Federal Highway Administration for their place in the country as tourist attractions. Earning the designation is not easy as officials spent the better part of two months making sure they were able to highlight the area’s archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Door County Coastal Byway Council Chair Ann Miller is thrilled that their 66 miles of scenic views are getting national attention.
Miller adds the national designation could make it easier for other local agencies and organizations to earn important grant dollars for other projects down the road. Also receiving recognition this week in the state was the Wisconsin Great River Road bordering the Mississippi River, which earned All-American Road status. It was recognized as a state scenic byway in 2010.