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Sometimes, we just ride up this road along the river as a destination. We get to see barges, ferries, birds, boats, and sometimes even kayaks. If one starts in Alton, there is also a really nice bicycle trail. It is a bit tricky in spots...More
Living in La Crosse, WI we often on a whim go north on the Great River Scenic Route on either the Minnesota side and back on the Wisconsin side or the other way around. There is always something new to see.
Most recently drove up...More
When I lived in Texas and came home to Illinois for a visit I always had to take a trip along the "River Road. The Mississippi has a great pull on those who were raised along its water. and has a beauty that changes with...More
Even though we live just off this great road, we frequently drive it just for the views of the river and bluffs year round. Fall is normally spectacular, and the winter eagles majestic. Biking the bike trail from Alton to Grafton and beyond an experience.