Backroads from the Beltway: Your Guide to the Mid-Atlantic's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

Backroads from the Beltway: Your Guide to the Mid-Atlantic's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

by Pat Blackley, Chuck Blackley
     
 

Within a few hours’ drive of the hustle and bustle of the Baltimore–Washington, D.C., megalopolis, endless miles of quiet backroads await to take you away from it all. They lead to a plethora of peaceful getaways where you can explore the nation’s history and its natural beauty.

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Within a few hours’ drive of the hustle and bustle of the Baltimore–Washington, D.C., megalopolis, endless miles of quiet backroads await to take you away from it all. They lead to a plethora of peaceful getaways where you can explore the nation’s history and its natural beauty.

Travel with a copy of Backroads from the Beltway, and you will be treated to a dramatic range of scenery and attractions, from mountain tops to ocean beaches. You can experience life as it was in colonial America, visit quaint towns and villages, or journey down country lanes that seem a million miles away from the urban jungle inside the Beltway.

Explore the natural wonders of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains—the powerful waterfalls, lush forests, limestone caverns, colorful wildflowers, rushing streams, and abundant wildlife. Stroll along pristine ocean beaches, or witness the spectacle of the wild horses of Assateague Island.

Trace the birth and growth of a nation at Mount Vernon and Monticello; Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg; Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields; early colonial settlements on the Chesapeake Bay; and numerous plantation homes, forts, colonial-era taverns, covered bridges, canals, lighthouses, and other historic sites. Drive through rural communities that still capture America’s agricultural heritage, from the rolling fields of the Shenandoah Valley to the simple life of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Offering fascinating background information along with helpful tips on the best places to stop and the best times to visit, Pat and Chuck Blackley present a vibrant and thorough picture of the history and life of the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328293
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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