Each spring, something magical happens in the heart of the Great Plains. More than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River valley—a critical sliver of threatened habitat in North America’s Central Flyway. Along with them come millions of migrating ducks and geese in the neighboring rainwater basins. Click […]
As you make your summer travel plans be sure to include a stop at the Nebraska National Forest – Bessey Unit, just west of Halsey, on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, for wonderful views, hiking trails, and outdoor adventures! Millions of Nebraska trees took root thanks to Bessey Special for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Feb […]
If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us for the 12th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race – March 1-2, 2019. Teams of 4-6 people race down the Middle Loup River north of Mullen, NE in metal stock tanks in a timed event. Awards for the top three teams […]
THANK YOU PATTY & MITCH GLIDDEN, owners of Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rentals, for the recent donation to the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway!! For the past eleven years, the Polar Bear Tank Race has been the major fundraiser for our Byway. Held annually the first weekend of March, the Polar Bear Tank Race was […]
When motorists drive out Nebraska Highway 2 through the Sand Hills, they will encounter a stark, unique beauty in the landscape and some of the strangest industrial ruins plopped down in the middle of the grasslands near Antioch – or about 15 miles east of Alliance. The ruins are what’s left of a potash industry […]
The late Charles Kuralt called Nebraska Highway 2 one of America’s 10 most beautiful highways, exclaiming, “This road will take you to one of the last unexplored frontiers where vast treasures can be found”. Please view our welcome video: Welcome to the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway!!
I had no idea what I was hearing the first time the hollow booming of ready-to-mate prairie chickens reached my ears. I was on a houseboat on South Dakota’s Lake Francis Case when I heard those awesome sounds before daybreak. At first, it sounded like wind moaning through the trees. But the wind that morning […]
All memberships – individual and/or business – are welcome and appreciated!! These memberships help promote the byway and provide funds for grant matches. Please complete and return the attached membership form membership-application-march-2016 with your $25 membership payment to the SJSB Treasurer: Helen White, P.O. Box 224, Thedford, NE 69166!
The late Charles Kuralt called Nebraska’s Highway 2 “one of America’s 10 most beautiful highways” exclaiming, “This road will take you to one of the last unexplored frontiers where vast treasures can be discovered.” For the last six years, volunteers along 272 miles of Nebraska Highway 2, what is known as the Sandhills Journey Scenic […]
Each spring something magical happens in the Platte River Valley: More than 80% (500,000+) of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converge on this critical sliver of threatened habitat. Millions of migrating ducks and geese arrive with them. National Geographic named this annual migration event as one of North America’s two greatest natural wildlife phenomena, […]