The Stunning Maryland Drive That Is One Of The Best Road Trips You Can Take In America
Have you ever heard of the Historic National Road? This man-made marvel spans several states, including Maryland as well. You could explore the entire length, or just the Maryland portion if you please. Either way, it makes for one scenic, historic, and fascinating drive.
Construction for the Historic National Road began right here in Cumberland, Maryland in 1811. Eventually, it spanned several more states, finally ending in Vandalia, Illinois.
You can still visit the starting point of the road in Cumberland. There's a monument on display and it's easy to find. Although this was the starting point, the road traveled further east into Maryland as well, all the way to Baltimore.
The Maryland portion is a total of 170 miles in length. On the western end you'll find gems like Casselman River Bridge and other great surrounding parks...
...and as you move further towards central Maryland, be sure to stop at Antietam National Battlefield...
...and downtown Frederick, too. There are plenty of other locals towns to visit in the area that are full of charm.
Enjoy scenery along the way before approaching the Baltimore area. Once here, why not stop and spend a day eating seafood and visiting the local museums?
With historic stops, interesting finds, and more, this Maryland drive will keep you intrigued. Hop in the car and prepare for an adventure to remember.
This certainly isn’t the only road trip you can take in the Old Line State. How about visiting some of our most underrated local parks?
Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To 8 Of Maryland’s Least-Visited State Parks!
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