With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled.
Maryland has so much to offer travelers and residents alike: indulge in exquisite seafood, enjoy recreational and spectator sports, search the beaches for shark’s teeth, trace Civil War troop movements, track the heyday of the railroads, and visit lighthouses that have guided countless boaters through the Chesapeake Bay. All you have to do is jump in the carand take this book along! Ideas and options are clearly presented for short-trip itineraries to please everybody in your party.About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, want to explore your home state or make plans for free time in an area you don’t know well, take to the road with a Backroads & Byways book. You’ll discover the most interesting places to visit on and off the beaten path. Destinations will appeal to foodies, history buffs, families with kids, couples, adventurers, hikers, bikersin short, everyone.
With itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too, look to Backroads & Byways for the most interesting and diverse short trips available.
About the Author
Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Baltimore
Magazine, among many other publications.
Table of Contents
1 Crisfield and Smith Island: Discovering Isolation on the Eastern Shore 15
2 Dramatic Atlantic Coastline: Traversing the Ocean City Beach, Boardwalk, and Beyond 29
3 Cambridge and Salisbury: Finding Quirky Charm off US 50 39
4 Seductive Waters of the Chesapeake Bay: Crossing to Easton, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, and Oxford 51
5 Point Lookout and St. George Island: Touring Lighthouses and Military Strongholds 63
6 Solomons Island and Points North: Exploring Boating and Beaches on the Bay's Western Shore 71
7 Southern Tobacco Country: Tracing the Escape Route of John Wilkes Booth 87
8 Annapolis-Sailors' State Capital: Tracking Political Intrigue in Little-Known Places 97
9 Historic Western Maryland: Trekking through the Scenic Mountains 109
10 Antietam Battlefield and the Mason-Dixon Line: Retracing the Steps of the War between the North and South 123
11 Brunswick, Point of Rocks, and Hagerstown: Discovering Where the Railroads Led 137
12 Ellicott City and Frederick: Finding Where Old Is New, from Antiques to Ghosts 149
13 Thurmont and Emmitsburg: Exploring Close to Catoctin Mountain 161
14 Westminster, Taneytown, and Sykesville: Exploring Historic Small Towns of Central Maryland 169
15 Hidden Baltimore-A City of Neighborhoods: Uncovering Places Even Many Locals Don't Know 177
16 Hampden and the Horses: Thrilling in Hometown Baltimore 195
17 Havre de Grace Waterfront: Touring the Lower Susquehanna River 205
18 Chesapeake City, North East, and Elkton: Wandering around the Upper Chesapeake Bay 213