National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways: The 275 Best Drives in the U.S.

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"This is the book for those who want...to take the slow route...get out of the car and walk around and look and talk to the people." —Times-Picayune

Expanded to include all U.S. designated America's Byways as well as other selected drives in all 50 states, this stunning new edition features unique driving tours through virtually every kind of landscape—spectacular coastlines, mountains, lakes, small towns, ranch and farmlands, islands, bays, ...

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Overview

"This is the book for those who want...to take the slow route...get out of the car and walk around and look and talk to the people." —Times-Picayune

Expanded to include all U.S. designated America's Byways as well as other selected drives in all 50 states, this stunning new edition features unique driving tours through virtually every kind of landscape—spectacular coastlines, mountains, lakes, small towns, ranch and farmlands, islands, bays, and river valleys.

Some of the routes are famous, such as Virginia's Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and picturesque sections of the Great River Road. But there are lesser-known drives here too, including the ones along Maryland's serene Eastern Shore and Michigan's remote Whitefish Bay, through quiet Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Texas's undiscovered Davis Mountains. Some drives are jaw-droppingly magnificent, like Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway through the spectacular Teton Range; while others possess quiet beauty, such as the lush Flint Hills of Kansas. These diverse auto adventures range from the 4-mile Las Vegas Strip to the 8,000-mile Alaska Marine Highway, offering wonderful inspiration for day excursions, weekend getaways, and longer, leisurely family vacations.

Veteran National Geographic writers combine their regional knowledge and storytelling techniques, describing the scenery, history, and points of interest along each route. Readers will also find 375 glorious photographs and four-color maps for every drive, along with information on road conditions, driving times, site addresses, visiting hours, admission fees, and more. It adds up to a "must have" reference for every adventuresome motorist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426200564
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 4/17/2007
  • Series: National Geographic Traveler Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents


Call of the Road     7
America's Byways     8
About the Guide     10
Map Key     11
New England
Maine     15
New Hampshire     22
Vermont     31
Massachusetts     40
Rhode Island     48
Connecticut     50
Middle Atlantic
New York     61
New Jersey     73
Delaware     74
Pennsylvania     76
Maryland     80
West Virginia     86
Virginia     93
Southeast
North Carolina     105
Tennessee     111
Kentucky     114
Mississippi     119
Alabama     124
South Carolina     126
Georgia     130
Florida     134
Lakes Great
Michigan     147
Ohio     153
Indiana     162
Illinois     168
Wisconsin     175
Minnesota     181
Central Plains
North Dakota     195
South Dakota     201
Nebraska     209
Kansas     211
Missouri     213
Iowa     219
South Central
Louisiana     227
Texas     232
Oklahoma     241
Arkansas     244
Southwest
Utah     255
Arizona     272
New Mexico     287
Colorado     300
Rocky Mountains
Montana     321
Wyoming     330
Idaho     337
Northwest
Alaska     355
Washington     370
Oregon     387
West Far
Nevada     413
California     417
Hawaii     443
State Tourism Offices     452
America's Byways list     454
Illustrations Credits     456
Index     457
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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Disappointing

    Being a book from National Geographic I expected a lot more from this book. The book is pack with beautiful photographs, the paper quality is good, but that is all about I found good in this book. There is no kind of practical information on the places they mention, not any kind of history or activities. I could find very little use for the information inside.

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