Federal, state, and local representatives will converge on Jacksonport next week to celebrate a national designation for the Door County Coastal Byway. The Federal Highway Administration designated the 66 miles of Highway 42/57 as a National Scenic Byway in February. Next Thursday’s ribbon cutting will be the formal dedication of the Door County Coastal Byway as a National Scenic Byway. It was also the culmination of years of waiting and work by the Door County Coastal Byway Council. The program stopped in 2008, was reintroduced in 2017, and the paperwork was filed early last year. Door County Coastal Byway Chairperson Ann Miller says it has been worth it.
The ribbon-cutting for the Door County Coastal Byway’s designation as a National Scenic Byway will take place on June 17th at 1:30 p.m. at Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park. The designation makes the Door County Coastal Byway one of two in the state, joining the 70-mile Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway.