The outdoor adventure website Thrillist recently came out with an article on "The Most Scenic Drives" in every state.   

We have a few tucked-away roads that are pretty close to breathtaking in North Dakota. More on that in a moment.

Summer is the perfect time for that road trip with the family or somebody special in your life.  There's so much beauty to explore in North Dakota if you take the time to look for it.

I myself absolutely love fall.  By far my favorite season, and I only seem to love it more and more as I get older.   With that being said, my fondest memories growing up were mostly summer memories.  Family road trips were always a special time for me.  I've tried to make sure my son has had all of those and more.

This article from Thrillist picked out one stretch of highway from each and every state and crowned it the best of the best. 

North Dakota's best stretch of highway is about 40 miles from Bismarck Mandan.  North Dakota's Most Scenic Drive is none other than the Sakakawea Scenic Byway.  This beauty of a road begins at Highway 200A from Washburn to Stanton.  I do some bird hunting up in this area and it's a brilliant spectacle for sure.

Google Maps Screenshot
Google Maps Screenshot

Some points of interest along the way on Highway 200A include:

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (I've been meaning to stop by this), the beautiful Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Clark State Historic Site, and Fort Mandan Historic Site.  This is all according to the North Dakota Tourism Guide.

Okay, all together.  "One, two, three ROAD TRIP."  Have a great weekend everybody.

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

LOOK: Most commonly seen birds in North Dakota

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen in North Dakota from Project FeederWatch.

More From US 103-3