One of the most beautiful drives in the state of Wisconsin: Scenic HWY 42.


Two Rivers

A community defined by water where the scenic East & West Twin Rivers meet at a sandy point extending into Lake Michigan.



Experience some of the best fishing on Lake Michigan, take a stroll through the Marquette Historic District, or relax on the beach.



Reel in the big one on Lake Michigan, stroll the sand beach & boardwalk, or relax with a glass of wine after a day of shopping.

Worth the time. Enjoy the view. Take the drive, on 42.

Scenic Highway 42 More than a route…A Destination!

Travel Highway 42 along the Lake Michigan shoreline

Add a dimension of enjoyment to your trip through Northeast Wisconsin by making the journey itself part of your travel plans.

Rather than taking in the same scenery of a long, four-lane highway, take the road less traveled and add excitement and unique experiences to your trip!

On this scenic coastal drive along HWY 42 between the cities of Manitowoc and Algoma, you can

  • relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan
  • tour a WWII submarine and tug boat
  • take a charter fishing trip and catch the big one on Lake Michigan
  • capture photos of the beautiful lighthouses
  • enjoy less crowded beaches
  • walk, hike, bike, and jog miles of recreational trails
  • embrace the rich history on which this area was built

Our lakeshore communities of Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kewaunee, and Algoma are ready to welcome you.

Worth the time.  Enjoy the view.  Take the drive, on 42.