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

Antietam Campaign

A key turning point in the Civil War, The Battle of Antietam 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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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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Mountain Maryland

Maryland, so famous for its seashore and smooth sailing, also has a wild side characterized by rugged mountain trails and rushing river waters.

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad

Explore the secret network of trails, waterways and safe houses used by enslaved people fleeing north to escape slavery.

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