So, you’ve already read about some of the most scenic drives in America from Alabama to Illinois. Let’s keep the fun going with more scenic drives. This time, from Indiana to Missouri!
(Indiana) Salt Creek Lick Road
Indiana is well-known for cars and roads. So, it’s only natural to take a road trip on the “Crossroads of America”. It’s been given that nickname for all the major highways that intersect throughout the state. Along the Salt Creek road, travelers will find peonies, farmhouses, and old-fashioned General Stores.
(Iowa) Wine Trail
If you love your scenery with a side of wine, pack your bags because you’re going to love this next trail. On the Iowa Wine Trail, you will hop between eleven different wineries across 9 different cities: Baldwin, Bankston, De Witt, Decorah, Fredericksburg, Guttenberg, Marquette, Waukon and West Branch.
(Kansas) Flint Hills National Scenic Byway
Nature lovers, close your eyes and imagine what the earth must have looked like thousands of years ago. Then open them and Google the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway. You will be amazed to uncover a portion of perfectly preserved land painted with tall green grasses and beautiful flowers. This byway will take you alongside all of it. It’s also home to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
(Kentucky) Red River Gorge Scenic Byway
The Red River Gorge Scenic Byway will give you more natural wonders to awe at. There are many different scenic routes you can travel on in Kentucky; Take your pick. But this one will give you beauty and a quick history lesson too with stops like The Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Park.
(Louisiana) Bayou Tech
During your trek in this swampland area, you will get two things Louisiana is known for: alligators and cajun homestyle cooking. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you might even experience some cajun-fried alligator.
(Maine) The Million Dollar View Scenic Byway
They say pictures are worth a thousand words. Well, this view is worth a million dollars. Get your camera ready because even though the drive is short, it won’t disappoint. It will take you right by some of the best views in all of Maine.
(Maryland) Mountain Maryland Byway
Maryland is synonymous with sealife, sailing, and blue crabs. But it also has a whole rugged mountainside full of rivers and trails for you to explore. Start your adventure on the Mountain Byway.
(Massachusetts) Mount Greylock Scenic Byway
How would you like to have a panoramic view of all of the states surrounding Massachusetts? Discover it at the top of Mount Greylock, the highest point in all of Massachusetts. On your way there, you can stop at different points of the byway for hiking and camping spots.
(Michigan) Red Arrow Highway
This highway will take you nearby lighthouses, Lake Michigan, and several different picturesque coastal towns.
(Minnesota) North Shore Drive
Everyone knows of Lake Superior. It’s the largest great lake there is. But, how many people can say they’ve seen it in person? This 3-hour drive will take you right by its northern coast, as well as waterfalls, wildlife, the Sawtooth Mountains, and even shops and eateries.
(Mississippi) The Great River Road
The Great River Road is full of small-town charm, complete with bed and breakfasts and historic buildings. Another Scenic Byway in the area is The Little Dixie Byway and is actually a part of the Great River Road as well. The 30-mile pathway offers stunning views of the Mississippi River.
(Missouri) Glade Top Trail
This 20-mile trail full of nature and rustic beauty will take you right through Mark Twain National Park where you will enjoy hikes and picnics.