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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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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Star-Spangled Banner

The War of 1812 - an army on our shores, the fledgling nation's independence at stake, a future in doubt. Retrace the battles and the bravery that saved the nation and birthed our "Star-Spangled Banner."

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

The 19th-century engineering feat nicknamed “The Grand Old Ditch” has become a hub of outdoor recreational activity, with biking, bird watching and mule-drawn barge rides.

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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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