America's Scenic Byways

Mason and Dixon Byway

143 miles -

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon spent nearly four years in the 1760s helping to settle a land dispute by surveying newly established boundaries between Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. In decades to come, the line they defined would become a symbol throughout the United States for the cultural divide between North and South.

This easy-going byway, running west to east along the northern edge of Maryland near its border with Pennsylvania, takes a relaxing drive in the country and incorporates both historical encounters and recreational endeavors. Experience life "down on the farm," enjoying the many fruits of Maryland's agricultural entrepreneurs.