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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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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Roots & Tides

Explore the timeless traditions and deep maritime roots of Western Shore towns along the Chesapeake Bay. Go sailing, bird watching, museum hopping or just relax on a sandy beach.

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Cape to Cape

From the Atlantic Ocean to the back bays of Chincoteague, Sinepuxent and Assawoman, set your sights on a seaside rendezvous amid some of Maryland’s most beautiful and historic beaches and islands.

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