Maryland Trips March 29, 2020
by Jamie Alvarenga One Of The Oldest Roads In America, The National Road, Began Right Here In Maryland
Calling all history buffs AND road trippers! Did you know that one of the oldest roads in the US began right here in Maryland? Best of all, you can still explore this historic route today. Read on for the details and the next time you’re craving a road trip, consider driving along the historic National Road through the Old Line State, and beyond.
Construction for the historic National Road began in Cumberland in 1811. In fact, you can still find a monument marking the starting point. Consider snapping a picture at this spot!
620 miles were added, with construction finally finishing up in Illinois in 1837.
If you're feeling really adventurous, you could explore the entire 620 miles.
Or even better, simply check out Maryland's portion, which winds through plenty of scenic and historic areas. The western Maryland portion has plenty of old bridges...
...and beautiful mountain views.
The National Road has extensions that lead all the way to Baltimore. Be sure to stop at Antietam National Battlefield along your travels...
...and consider supporting local businesses throughout the small towns along the way.
You could make this a day trip or a weekend getaway. There are plenty of inns throughout the route to stay the night.
Be sure to add the National Road to your Maryland bucket list. All ages are sure to enjoy this fascinating and fun journey.
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