Maryland’s Scenic Byways

Escape the highway, enjoy a byway – for a relaxing road trip to explore charming towns, the splendor of nature and hidden gems.

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Byways Guide & Map

Learn more with our FREE Maryland Scenic Byways Travel Guide & Map Start planning your road trip with our official guide and map.

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About Byways & Road Trips

Historic National Road

In the 1800s, thousands of settlers crossed the Appalachian Mountains and headed west on the dirt, macadam and cobblestone-covered National Road, America’s first federally funded highway.

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Montpelier Mansion
Traveling Maryland’s Heritage Areas

Travel through these Heritage Areas to see some of the best of Maryland's historic sites and towns. 

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Lower Susquehanna

For anyone interested in maritime history, fishing, shopping or sweeping river views, this unhurried drive offers plenty of opportunities to stop and explore.

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Mason & Dixon

On this easy-going drive along country vistas just south of the Pennsylvania border, prepare yourself for historical encounters, recreational endeavors and life “down on the farm.”

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