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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Maryland Byways

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About Byways & Road Trips

Horses & Hounds

Since Colonial times, fox hunters have swept across these rolling, grassy fields in a colorful pageant of horses, hounds and “hill toppers,” who prefer to watch and ride at a slower pace.

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Red train in Cumberland
Unique Sites Along the National Road

Begun in 1811, the National Road was perhaps the first great endeavor for the young United States. Now a National Scenic Byway, the road was built with a goal both noble and...

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Antietam Campaign

The bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War took place on Maryland soil, as Confederate soldiers crossed the Potomac River and clashed with Union forces in the sleepy town of Sharpsburg.

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Learn about the War of 1812 here where the flag that inspired the National Anthem was sewn.
Travel the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Explore the places where history was made when you travel this Historic Trail.

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