Scenic Drives & Scenic Places


Most recent posts: Tall Ships Festival coming to Duluth,
Wisconsin Summer Events along Lake Superior,
Chicago RV & Camping Show, Part 2. Gulf Coast Scenic Drive,
Grayton Beach, Florida, Apalachicola, Florida

The Pride of Baltimore II is a replica of Commander Perry's vessel that fought in the War of 1812
The Pride of Baltimore II is a replica of Commander Perry’s vessel that fought in the War of 1812. It will be returning for the 2016 Duluth Tall Ships Festival.

If you are looking to escape from the heat, you ought to consider a trip up to the World’s Largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior. You can do the entire Lake Superior Circle Tour or just a portion of it like the Minnesota North Shore or traveling along the Wisconsin South Shore (see our article on Wisconsin events this summer). For US citizens, this would be a very good year to take the Ontario leg of the Superior Circle Drive as there is a favorable exchange rate, making Canadian purchases a good bargain.

One the more popular destinations on Lake Superior is the quaint village of Bayfield. Filled with interesting shops, boutiques, pubs, and a beautiful harbor, Bayfield is also known as the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Park and Madeline Island. We did an article on one of the Apostle Islands – Raspberry Island & its Lighthouse.

A few big events along Lake Superior you might enjoy catching this August is the Duluth Tall Ships Festival and the Superior DragonBoat Race Festival.

Another good summertime scenic drive is the Upper Mississippi Great River Road. We’ve got several profiles of interesting places and scenic vistas on both sides of the Mississippi from the Illinois Quad Cities north as far as Red Wing, Minnesota.

Airstream Sport
Photos and article on the Chicago RV show, with features on Airstream and Retro Travel Trailers

Here are some of our more popular Scenic Pathways travel articles you might enjoy:

Last winter we continued our exploration of the Florida Gulf Coast Scenic Drive from Pensacola Beach to historic Apalachicola, Florida. If you are in the Florida panhandle this fall, plan to catch the Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola.

You can use the Search box to find information of interest or drill down through Categories of interest in the Menu at the top of the page. For example if you are interested in looking at what we have relating to Minnesota Travel along the Lake Superior Route, go to Scenic Drives > Lake Superior Circle Tour > and click on the subcategory Minnesota Travel.


June 2016

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10 thoughts on “Scenic Drives & Scenic Places”

  1. Food, that we enjoy cooking, that’s are most favorite pastime no problem saving money there. As for places to stay, we plan on staying the vast majority of time in remote, mostly free or cheap sites (we hate commercial camp grounds so they are just not what we are looking for.

  2. Thanks for the tip Ron. I’ll take a look at your site soon. Sorry for the delay in responding. Somehow missed that this came through.


  3. is a non commercial site written and maintained by Ron and Martha Hughes, a retired newspaperman and a school teacher. maybe you can consider adding it to your list of blogs.

  4. Thanks David for the compliment. The Trace is a neat ride isn’t it. We have 2005 QD which is now going into winter storage until we take our spring trip. If you ever do any traveling in the north central US you might also enjoy our website.

    Happy Traveling,


  5. What a wonderfull site. I have a 1999 FD Rialta and just returned from a great drive down The Natchez Trace.Plan to spend hours here before I plan my next trip. Thanks, David Evans

  6. I’m in Sault Ste. Marie bicycling clockwise Duluth to Duluth. Wonderful trip. Thanks for the help you gave me earlier when I emailed asking for advice.

  7. Hi Marianne,

    Good to hear from you again. I’ve added information on your new boondocking website to our RV Camping & Travel Resources page.

    In two days we are heading for Wisconsin’s scenic Door County hoping to catch some nice fall color and explore the many interesting things to see and do there.


  8. Hi Ross and Jo
    About a year ago you contacted me to request a link to your site. I put it off at that point (can’t remember why) but have just checked back to discover that your posts have continued to grow and…Wow! Your blog has become a great valuable resource for RVers.
    Good job!!!
    You’ll find the link here:
    Let me know if you’d like any changes.
    By the way, have you discovered my other website for RVers yet? It’s new, and a totally unique idea that’s catching on fast. Check it out at

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