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Maryland Scenic Byways

Maryland ByWays - Explore the Roads less traveled

Maryland’s 18 designated byways encompass 2,487 miles of beautiful roads and offer a taste of Maryland’s scenic beauty, history and culture. Take the roads less traveled - including byways featuring nationally significant themes: the Star-Spangled Banner, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Religious Freedom, Chesapeake Country, Charles Street, Historic National Road, and the Catoctin Mountain National Scenic Byways.

If you’re planning a trip, escape the highway and enjoy a  Maryland Scenic Byway. You’ll find great suggestions for scenic or historic driving tours, Maryland Heritage areas, historic districts, parks, and other cultural and recreational destinations. Don’t forget that most scenic byways are also perfect for exploring by bicycle. You’ll find maps and safety information for bicycle-friendly routes here.

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Way-finding signs are used to guide you along these off-the-beaten-tracks. Individual byway nameplates are attached to further identify each route. We recommend that you use the Maryland Scenic Byways Map when you drive these routes.

To learn about how the Scenic Byways Program in Maryland or find out about byway improvement grants for your community, see Scenic Byways Program.

For further information, please contact:

Terry Maxwell
*Maryland Scenic Byways /Recreational Trails Program*
Office of Planning & Preliminary Engineering
State Highway Administration
707 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(p) 410.545.8637
(f) 410.209-5012
(e) tmaxwell@sha.state.md.us

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