Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway

This short drive on the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway through the Maquoketa River valley can take you back in time or plant you firmly in the present. The Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway is a 36-mile loop route, so it's easy to jump on at any point. Wherever you begin, you'll enjoy spectacular views of farmland, rolling hills and limestone bluffs.

There is something for everyone from art, culture and history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy Civil War history,  spectacular Maquoketa River valley views and more than a dozen state, county and city parks along your route.


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Along your route, make stops at these attractions:

Backbone State Park, Dundee

Manchester Fish Hatchery, Manchester

Amish community, Lake Delhi

Turtle Creek Park, Delhi

Delaware County Historical Museum & Lenox College, Hopkinton

Barn Quilts of Delaware County


For more detailed maps and information, contact the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development at 563.864.7112.

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