Location: Winnebago County. Mountain Road,
beginning and ending with County M.
Length: 3.1 miles
Surface: Paved and gravel
R-72 offers great wildlife and wildflower viewing in a serene
setting. Mountain Road passes through the middle of 270 acres owned by
the Nature Conservancy. It is home to many birds including Sandhill
cranes, Short-eared owls, Northern bobwhite, quail and pheasants. The
traveler will encounter an abundance of wildflowers bordering the
roadway including May apple, trillium, Canada anemone, wild geraniums,
Solomonís seal, wild roses and goldenrod.