Pennsylvania and Maryland are rich with history and cultural heritage – not to mention beautiful landscapes! If you’re looking for a weeklong vacation, a weekend getaway, or even just a day trip in your new or used RV, we can get you on the road for a beautiful and unforgettable road trip. Check out our recommendations for seeing Maryland and Pennsylvania the scenic way – specifically, with scenic byways!
Maryland Scenic Byways
Want to explore Maryland’s involvement throughout history? Her scenic byways have it all! Explore all the offerings here.
Or, take a look at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Scenic Byway. It runs through both Maryland and Pennsylvania! The Maryland portion of the byway is “considered to be the ‘spine on the chapters of our American history.’” Historic sites you’ll see along the route include the following:
- National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- Rose Hill Manor
- 1876 Point of Rocks Railroad Station
Additionally, the website mentions:
The byway travels through one of the most important corridors of the Civil War, providing access to Gettysburg, Virginia, and Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields in Maryland.
Although the Maryland stretch of this byway is under 40 miles long, you won’t regret taking at least a day or two to explore it at a leisurely pace. Get more information here.
Pennsylvania Scenic Byways
Pennsylvania is also home to several gorgeous scenic drives! You can start your journey and compare them here.
You can also enjoy the Pennsylvania stretch of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway. At only 14 miles, you can drive it in about half an hour, but there are many stops along the way you’ll want to see – so plan to make at least a day or two of it!
The website describes the following:
In Pennsylvania, the stunning views from the byway provide the perfect setting for experiencing the monumental history and culture of this area. Travel from the downtown historic district of Gettysburg to the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park to witness the same fields…in that Civil War battle. These fields also mark the place where Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address and lie not far from the Eisenhower farm.
If you’re ready to explore the beauty and history of Pennsylvania and Maryland with your family this season, we’re ready to help you get on the road! Contact us today to schedule a quick RV service check before you go!