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Door County Coastal Byway gains National Scenic Byway Designation

Door County, WI - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byways program named the Door County Coastal Byway (DCCB) a National Scenic Byway on February 16, 2021.

The Door County Coastal Byway stretches across 66 miles of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula from north of the city of Sturgeon Bay on HWY 57 to the tip of peninsula and down HWY 42 back to the starting point.

The popular Door County circle tour route offers sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the Niagara Escarpment bluffs along with dense forests, agricultural lands, and travels through several of the peninsula’s quaint shore-side towns and villages.

DCCB’s council chairwoman, Annie Miller is thrilled with the new national title. “In 2009 we pursued the Wisconsin Scenic Byway designation in Door County and 10 years later our council believed we had what it took to pursue the national designation,” Miller said. “I felt the designation gave the communities the opportunity to preserve and protect the land and provided something for visitors no matter the season.”

Miller credits the cooperative efforts of many individuals and agencies that made this designation possible.

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Media Contacts:

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Destination Door County or 920-743-4456


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Door County Coastal Byway or 920-839-2288