- Described here are a number of Marylands State Scenic Byways. These byways travel through historic and scenic areas throughout the state. One example of Maryland's byways is Anne Arundel Colonial Byway, which parallels the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, connecting historic Annapolis to the rediscovered town of London, quaint fishing villages, and some of the region's oldest farms. Another example is the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the ceremonial entrance route into the nation's capital from the north. The Chincoteague Bay Route byway follows the Chincoteague Bay to the Virginia state line. The byway travels through the picturesque town of Snow Hill founded in 1686 as a commercial center for the lower shore of Maryland. These are just a few examples of the byways Maryland has to offer.
Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.
Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.
Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.