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Maryland's National Road included in traveler magazine

April 22, 2008

National Geographic Traveler magazine, in conjunction with the Appalachian Regional Commission, recently released an Appalachia Driving Tours Map in its April issue.

Maryland's Historic National Road - a mountainous route stretching from Boonsboro to Grantsville - is one of 24 Appalachian driving tours featured in the magazine's map and suggested tour.

The map identifies places to visit along the Maryland stretch, including Wilson's Bridge, the Hancock Tollhouse, the Great Allegheny Passage Trail and the Casselman River Bridge. Known as "The Road that Built the Nation," the National Historic Road was the first federally funded road in America.

The entire Appalachia Driving Tours map features 28 driving tours throughout the 13 states of the Appalachian region, including the historic National Road. The National Road route runs from Maryland through Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to Ohio.

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To see the map of the National Road tour, including the Western Maryland section, see: www.visitappalachia.com/pdf/north/n_historic.pdf. For more information about the three Maryland counties in the Appalachian Regional Commission, see the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland's Web site: www.tccwmd.org.

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