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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Chesapeake Country

Take your time experiencing the special beauty of this tidewater region with its pristine waterways and vibrant historic waterfront villages.

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Booth's Escape

Follow the escape route of John Wilkes Booth, one of history’s most notorious assassins, as he fled from Washington, D.C., and hid for several days in Southern Maryland before being cornered.

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Stroll over the bridge in this State Park, then head to the Casselman Inn for lunch. Photo by Kevin Moore
Scenic Drives and Rides: Maryland’s Bridges and Ferries

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and nowhere is that more evident than in the incredibly creative and unique designs that criss-cross Maryland’s watery channels. These crossings have become part of Maryland's scenery and history; instead of being just a way to get to your destination, make them a part of your journey, or even an excursion all their own.

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