“Where the Ice Age ends,
and your adventure begins!”
Winding it's way just north of Rib Lake, this first "Rustic Road" in Wisconsin invites travelers along the ancient pathways of slowness and solitude.
Admire the beautiful scenery at a slower pace...watch for the occasional walkers and hikers, people walking along and crossing over Rustic Road 1.
Here are two local maps for Rustic Road 1.
(set printer to Landscape).
All photos from Joe Hebda. Click picture for enlargement.
Rustic Road 1 is conveniently located just north of the Village of Rib Lake. Drive north on County Hwy D, and turn east (right) onto Rustic Road. At the intersection with County Hwy C, continue east to State Hwy 102. Just across Hwy 102 is a historical marker placed there for Rustic Road's dedication.
Originally laid out in 1895, Rustic Road # 1 became the first official rustic road in Wisconsin. Dedicated on September 27, 1975, this road is one of the first roads in the nation to be preserved for its rustic and scenic characteristics. The road winds for approximately five miles through outstanding forested glacial topography.
Photo from Joe Hebda (Oct. 3, 2004).
Photo from Joe Hebda (Feb. 12, 2004).