WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2012)—Pack up the car and get ready for adventure with the 4th edition of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1014-3; on sale March 5, 2013; $26; paperback). Completely updated and featuring 25 new drives, this bestselling guide showcases 300 of the greatest scenic drives across the United States.
Mile by mile, this easy-to-use, photo-filled and detail-packed guide will allow users to explore America. Adventurers across the country will find a route for them, whether they are looking for a short jaunt, day trip or several-weeks-long vacation.
SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS is divided geographically into New England, Middle Atlantic, Southeast, Great Lakes, Central Plains, South Central, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Northwest and Far West. Included are famous drives such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Natchez Trace, some of the picturesque routes like the Great River Road and lesser-known drives like the back roads of Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, Michigan’s remote Whitefish Bay or Maryland’s quiet Eastern Shore. From the jaw-dropping magnificence of places such as Wyoming’s Centennial Scenic Byway to the quiet beauty of Flint Hills byways of Kansas, this guide is a tribute to our country’s splendor, unique character and storied past.
Among the new drives featured in the 4th edition are:
- Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Maryland
- Scenic Byway 143 – Utah’s Patchwork Parkway
- Washington’s White Pass Scenic Byway
- Edisto Island National Scenic Byway in South Carolina
- Alaska’s Haines Highway
Conveniently sized to fit into a glove compartment or backpack, SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS celebrates the United States and its rich history and topography by featuring points of interest and places of historical importance. It is also beautifully illustrated with 370 scenic photographs and a detailed four-color map for each drive. Ideal for trip planning and on-the-road consulting and packed with drives ranging from 5 to 500+ miles, this is a must-have for every traveler.
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