Lonely Highways
Explore the remote, the untrammeled, the obscure routes through these states. Vacant two-lane highways, gravel roads, historic and scenic trails, even a few dirt roads can alow you to wander through some….. Did we miss one?  Please Add your favorite to the list below.

Root River Valley
Minnesota Travel
Lanesboro (120 miles southeast of the Twin Cities) stands at the heart of the area's paved multi-use trails, including the 42-mile Root River Valley Trail and the 18-mile Harmony-Preston Trail. Many travelers bring their own bikes, but you also can r
Enjoying US 281 - Lonely Highway
Our Midwest has some pretty major urban areas-- Milwaukee, The Twin Cities, Des Moines, and Omaha. However, the total population of these six states is less than six percent of the total population of the United States which means that the area offer
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Nebraska Highway 2   NE   HIDE
Nebraska Highway 2
Nebraska Highway 2 links Grand Island and Alliance. Not the "lonelist" of our choices with respect traffic, but does transverse some wonderful open country and connects a series of charming small towns.(Also, for you fans of famous crime scenes, this was Charlie Starkweather's route west across the state.) Pay attention to Ellsworth, the home of the historic, 500,000 acre Spade ranch, and please take a short drive north on Highway 27 to the Mari Sandoz site.
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State Highway 61 Western Nebraska   NE   HIDE
State Highway 61 Western Nebraska
This route meanders through the Sand Hills and provides an interesting look at the Western region of Nebraska, You find at least two intersing communities: Arthur, the smallest County Seat in the country, and tiny Whiteclay which sells over 4 mllion cans of beer a year. (Why? Look up Whiteclay in our “Tiny Towns site.)
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State Highways 6 North Dakota   ND   VIEW
Highway 35 from Genoa, Wisconsin   WI   VIEW
Highway 250 out of Lanesboro MN   MN   VIEW
Hwy 75 Breckenridge to Morehead   MN   VIEW
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