Kettle Moraine Tour
Kettle Moraine Tour
Drive Dates: Thursday, October 14, and Saturday, October 16
Total Drive Distance: 115 miles
Estimated total tour duration: 5-1/2 to 7 hours
If you like driving twisty country roads, this tour will not disappoint. We’ll meander the undulating tree-shaded roads of Wisconsin’s Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The topography consists of hills, depressions, lakes, and streams – landforms deposited during the last ice age a little over 10,000 years ago. The trees should be in the peak colors of autumn as we weave our way along the length and breadth of this scenic area.
This tour is all about the drive, no fancy destinations, just the finest Porsche-driving roads that east-central Wisconsin has to offer. If you like working up and down through the gears, this route will surely put a smile on your face and make your Porsche very happy.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest is only a 20-minute drive from Kohler. We’ll head southwest on mostly-rural two-lane highways and county roads, passing through small towns and by picturesque century-old family dairy farms that dot the landscape and gave Wisconsin its nickname, America’s Dairyland.
Once in the Kettle Moraine, we’ll head southward to Kewaskum before we begin zig-zagging northward. Our route is a blend of very twisty, hilly roads and roads featuring flowing, sweeping turns, all through very picturesque countryside. We’ll pass by beautiful lakes, streams, state parks, golf courses, cross-country ski trails, hiking trails, quaint villages, and more. You’ll understand why Wisconsin is a vacation get-away for so many people.
Our lunch stop is at Lake Street Café in downtown Elkhart Lake. This café is a favorite of tourists, racing spectators, and Road America racers, alike. In fact, the racing schedule at Road America played a key role as the business plan for this restaurant was written many years ago. Lake Street Café has hosted many visitors from nearby PCA Regions over the years.
Fourteen-turn Road America (at 4.08 miles) is the longest natural-terrain road race circuit in North America, and many racers (including Mario Andretti) claim this is the best road course in the world.
Our tour officially ends after lunch. For those who wish to return to The American Club together, tour leaders will depart shortly after lunch to drive back to the resort.
However, there are many things to see and do within a short drive of Elkhart Lake. We encourage you to visit the Information Table beforehand for dozens of great ideas to fill your afternoon. Elkhart Lake is only 20 minutes from the American Club, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore before returning to the hotel.