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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Maryland Scenic Byways
Maryland Scenic Byways

Travel these off-the-highway collections of inviting views, magical main streets, enduring history and engaging places. 

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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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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 & 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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