Backroads & Byways of Maryland: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Backroads & Byways of Maryland: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

by Leslie Atkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881509267
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/06/2011
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,243,805
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Travel writer Leslie Atkins is a native of Maryland. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, the
Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Baltimore
Magazine, among many other publications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

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

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