Author Topic: Green Bay to Crandon WI  (Read 952 times)

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Offline jwrushman

Green Bay to Crandon WI
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:11:03 pm »
It's a way off, but I'm planning a trip for next year (June 1, 2019)…..

I would like input on getting from Green Bay Wisconsin to North Lakes heading northwest.  Putting in start and end of Green Bay Airport to Crandon WI into Google Maps routes me through Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, mostly on Highway 32 to Highway 8.   The North Lakes maps has one going to Shawano WI and bypassing the C-N National Forest to the west.   Does anyone have advice?

Offline John Nettles

Re: Green Bay to Crandon WI
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 08:17:21 pm »
Green Bay is not that busy.  I would just head north on Packerland Road until you get to the Mountain Bay State Park rail trail and head NW on that until you get to Shawano and then connect to the ACA North Lakes route.  Have a great ride!

Offline HGuthertz

Re: Green Bay to Crandon WI
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 08:27:22 am »
You have probably figured this out a long time ago. But in any case, I highly recommend the Wisconsin state maps prepared by the Wisconsin Bike Federation:

https://newd-clothing-company.myshopify.com/collections/wisconsin-bicycle-federation/products/wisconsin-bicycle-maps?variant=8212041203819

I am a native Milwaukeean - now living elsewhere - but have used these maps for decades to criss-cross the state. You won't be disappointed. Also, I have found that Wisconsin has an exceptional network of secondary and tertiary roads and excellent signage - not to  mention numerous pubs- or taverns as they say in Milwaukee- along the way.

So happy trails

Offline EmilyG

Re: Green Bay to Crandon WI
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 09:26:28 pm »
I echo HGuthertz's comments about the Wisconsin bicycle maps.  We used them many times navigating across the state.  they are incredibly detailed and helpful. Several times we couldn't figure out parts of the ACA route, and the WI maps cleared it up. 

 One thing a local told us, which did bear out in the cycling, was that the state's rural roads are very well maintained, because they were very well built.  Why?  Because the milk trucks carrying glass milk bottles traversed the roads (so the local told us).  The rural backroads are quite nice.   In our cross-country trip, WI was one of our favorite states, but we did the north-west portion.