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 Encyclopedia topic: National Scenic Byway
A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation (additional info and facts about United States Department of Transportation) for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities.
Loess (A fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind) Hills Scenic Byway (Iowa)
Northwest Passage (A water route between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)) Scenic Byway (Idaho)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/national_scenic_byway.htm   (924 words)

  
 Scenic RoadsDesignation - National Scenic Byways
A scenic byways Corridor Management Plan, prepared in accordance with Paragraph 9 of the Interim Policy for National Scenic Byways (published in the Federal Register on May 18, 1995) must be submitted in order for any road or highway to be considered for the National Scenic Byway designation.
To be designated as a National Scenic Byway, a road must possess at least one of the scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological, and/or natural Intrinsic Qualities.
National Scenic Byways Criteria: To be designated as a National Scenic Byway, a road or highway must significantly meet at least one of the six scenic byways
www.dot.state.az.us /Highways/EEG/enhancement_scenic_roads/scenic_roads/designation/national_scenic_byways.asp   (337 words)

  
 Elkhorn Drive National Forest Scenic Byway
Further infomation on the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway may be obtained from: Umatilla National Forest, 2517 SW Hailey, Pendleton, OR 97801, or by calling 541-278-3722.
Scenic Byway signs along the way mark special points of interest and road junctions; the entire route is paved.
This portion of the scenic byway closely follows the alignment of the SVRR which ran between Baker City and Prairie City carrying lumber, freight, and passengers.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/w-w/recreation/byway/byway-elkhorn.shtml   (2849 words)

  
 Maps & Geography
This guide to the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway help to take you through Iowa's Loess Hills, county by county through the seven counties where the hills are located.
While traveling the Byway and its loops, you may notice some "B" roads, marked with signs warning travelers to use those low-maintenance roads at their own risk--be careful if you venture off the Byway's routes onto those roads, especially if they're wet.
The pages all include county specific maps, detailed Byway spine and loop directions, attractions that can be found both on or near the Byway and those in the surrounding communities.
www.goldenhillsrcd.org /projects/byway/maps_geography.htm   (581 words)

  
 Wetlands and Wildlife Kansas Scenic Byway
The Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway is the gateway to a panoramic display of birds and wildlife.  It curves around Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge for 76 miles.
Less than 20 miles away from Cheyenne Bottoms (as the bird flies), is the other jewel of the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
Byway communities also provide opportunities to enjoy Kansas natural offerings.  Great Bend is home to the Central Kansas Raptor Rehab Education Facility.  In addition, the Hoisington High School Environmental Science class is developing a songbird habitat scheduled for completion in fall 2005.
ksbyways.org /wetlands   (373 words)

  
 National Scenic Byway Foundation Home Page
National Scenic Byway Foundation will aid in the successful completion of projects that might not otherwise be accomplished by byways and byway organizations.
The idea of creating a national not-for-profit organization to support Scenic Byway first surfaced at the 2001 National Scenic Byway Conference.
to educate the public, volunteers and byway professionals in matters relating to byways.
www.nsbfoundation.com   (253 words)

  
 NEWS BULLETIN
The National Scenic Byways Program is a federal government program administered by the U S Department of Transportation (USDOT) and recognizes highways that are outstanding examples of the history, beauty culture and recreational experiences that our nation offers both domestic arid international travelers.
Initially, byway designation win immediately result in statewide, national and international recognition of the Lincoln Highway in Illinois as a tourist destination through the byway marketing efforts of the National Scenic Byways Program.
Byway status will allow Lincoln Highway communities to join together to maximize the economic benefits afforded by historic heritage tourism, which helps support community businesses, promotes travel industry employment and generates additional revenue from state and local sales taxes and fees paid by in-state, out—of-state and international travelers.
www.svonline.net /~lha/byways.htm   (394 words)

  
 Community News - News - 10/03/2005 - Towpath officially recognized as National Scenic Byway
The Mohawk Towpath Byway was officially designated a National Scenic Byway in a Sept. 22 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Administrators for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration presented the award to Mark Woods of the state Department of Transportation and Eric Hamilton the chairman of the Mohawk Towpath Byway coalition.
Since 1992 the program has provided almost $300,000,000 funding for 1,665 state and nationally designated byway projects in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
He described the towpath byway as a diverse collection of town roads, county and state highways between the Village of Waterford and the City of Schenectady.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15320900&BRD=1668&PAG=461&dept_id=7135&rfi=6   (599 words)

  
 Great River Road National Scenic Byway Designation
The National Scenic Byways Program was established in 1992 by the Federal Highway Administration to help recognize and promote the unique intrinsic qualities of selected roadways that reflect the heart and soul of American culture.
Applicants seeking a National Scenic Byway designation must demonstrate the road's natural, scenic, historic, cultural, archaeological and/or recreational significance.
We're proud to have a route worthy of recognition as a National Scenic Byway, and we invite others to discover all that it has to offer."
agency.travelwisconsin.com /PR/Travel_News/OtherKits/GRR_NationalDesignation.shtm   (419 words)

  
 Scenic Drives in Montana
It skirts the shores of the scenic Georgetown Lake with the magnificent backdrop of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness.
While portions of this scenic route remain open year-round, the higher sections are generally not open until late May or June and close the third Monday in October, unless closed earlier by snowfall.
Whether driving in one of many expansive valleys between the ranges or along rushing mountain streams surrounded by towering cliffs, you are constantly aroused by the endless beauty and magnificence of this state.
www.milebymile.com /main/article_19.html   (968 words)

  
 National Historic Trails - Route 66 National Scenic Byway Kingman, AZ
Courtesy of eatstayplay.com - This is Route 66 National Scenic Byway as it goes through Williams, AZ.
National Historic Trails - Route 66 National Scenic Byway Kingman, AZ Home
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to travel Route 66 National Scenic Byway.
www.eatstayplay.com /html/az/a676p203c2206.html   (324 words)

  
 Woordward Avenue National Scenic Byway Designation
Woodward is Michigan's first roadway to be designated a National Scenic Byway, in the program sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.
On June 13, 2002 in the nation's capitol, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta designated Metro Detroit's Woodward Avenue a National Scenic Byway.
Scenic Byway designation and the financial assistance from the grant program will assist the Woodward Heritage Team in 'bringing Woodward's story to life' with tours, interpretive markers and physical improvements.
www.woodwardheritage.com /nsbd.html   (629 words)

  
 Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway, Colorado mountain scenic drives, Leadville, Copper Mountain, Minturn
Because of its extraordinary scenic beauty and importance in history, this route was designated in 1999 as one of only 53 roads in the United States as a National Scenic Byway...
Because of its extraordinary scenic beauty and importance in history, it was designated in 1999 as one of only 53 roads in the United States as a National Scenic Byway.
Welcome to the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway, where the rich history of the West and its wealth of natural resources are showcased in a living working landscape.
www.topoftherockiesbyway.org   (522 words)

  
 Press Release: Delegation Announces National Scenic Byway Designations in Idaho
The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway follows the shore of Lake Pend Oreille on SH-200 for the majority of the length of the byway, and then winds alongside the Clark River to the Montana state line.
The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway passes through the Clearwater River canyon from the junction of U.S. 95 and U.S. 12 near Spalding, and then leaves the river, climbing south to the Camas Prairie.
Mountains surround the lake and the byway, and mountain landscapes can be seen reflected in the many miles of water along the byway.
www.senate.gov /~craig/releases/pr061202b.htm   (487 words)

  
 M-22 in Leelanau awarded National Scenic Byway funding
National Scenic Byway funds enable states to undertake eligible projects along highways designated as All-American Roads, National Scenic Byways, and state-designated byways.
The Michigan Department of Transportation helped secure nearly $45,000 in National Scenic Byway funding recently from the Federal Highway Administration for future M-22 projects in Leelanau County.
Eligible under this program are planning projects to inventory, preserve and enhance the qualities of the byway, safety improvements, construction of bike and pedestrian facilities, and resource protection such as scenic easements.
www.michigan.gov /mdot/0,1607,7-151-9620_11057-35011--M_2002_5,00.html   (419 words)

  
 Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway :: New Mexico Tourism Department
Passing by Starvation Point and Pecos National Monument, the trail finally winds its way to Santa Fe, where a granite marker on the Plaza commemorates the end of the trail.
Entering the state just north of Clayton, the byway roughly parallels, and occasionally intersects, the Cimarron Cutoff, passing by Rabbit Ears Mountain, Point of Rocks and Wagon Mound on its way to Watrous.
Farther south, the byway passes through Rayado, a trail campsite that later became the home of Kit Carson.
www.newmexico.org /place/loc/parks/page/DB-place/category/158/place/713.html   (444 words)

  
 National Road Scenic Byway
The National Road Museum is on U.S. Route 40, 10 miles east of Zanesville, in Muskingum County.
In Ohio, the byway extends from the Ohio River at Bridgeport to the Indiana line, a distance of 225 miles.
Joe's US 40 Grille is a new addition to the National Road, but looks and feels as though it was there for travelers in the 50s and 60s.
www.ohiobyways.com /national_road_scenic_byway.htm   (697 words)

  
 North Shore Scenic Drive
Beaver Bay is the oldest settlement on the byway.
Even byways that are not plowed often provide excellent winter opportunities on snow mobiles or cross country skis.
Many byways are not plowed in the winter.
www.byways.org /browse/byways/11185   (247 words)

  
 Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
Under the Byways Program, certain roads are recognized as scenic byways based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities.
Copyright Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway
America's Byways are a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories and treasured places.
www.loscaminos.com   (152 words)

  
 National Scenic Byway Organization Seeking Memberships
Like similar organizations such as the National Park Foundation, the National Forest Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; the National Scenic Byway Foundation is composed of members who contribute to its support.
It will strive to have the Byway collection of distinctive American roads, their stories and treasured places become as recognized and valued as national parks, forests and wildlife refuges and will assist current and future development, management, preservation and enhancement of byways through cooperation between units of government, the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors.
Douglas Arnold, Greater Alton/Twin Rivers CVB in Illinois and Bobby Koepplin, Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway in North Dakota serve on the Executive Committee.
www.santafetrailscenicandhistoricbyway.org /prnsbfmem.html   (1088 words)

  
 Travel the Volcanic Legacy Byway All American Road in Oregon and California
The northern end of the byway is capped by Crater Lake National Park in Oregon where mysteries of the earth's interior are studied.
While the scenic byways can be accessed many ways by car, there are a few, specific airports that are close to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byways.
Along the Byway you will see fantastic sites - the slopes of Mount Shasta jutting above the valley floor to the summit at 14,162 feet, curtains of water showering over basalt cliffs at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, and lands riddled with remains of underground magma conduits at Lava Beds National Monument.
www.volcaniclegacybyway.org   (360 words)

  
 Lake Erie Coastal Trail Becomes National Scenic Byway
The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991 and administered by the FHWA, was created to preserve and protect the nation’s scenic byways and, at the same time, promote tourism and economic development.
To be designated as a National Scenic Byway, a road must possess at least one of these qualities and be regionally significant.
Under the National Scenic Byways Program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.
www.dot.state.oh.us /news/2005/09-22-05.htm   (475 words)

  
 Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways
Each of these unique Byways is a treasure among the nation's scenic routes.
Each Byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow map that offers interactive features, including recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.
Don't let their proximity fool you: each Byway explores unique ecosystems and lifestyles, with plenty of enjoyable activities and scenery to experience along the way.
www.superiorbyways.com   (230 words)

  
 Talimena Scenic Drive in Oklahoma and Arkansas
This wonderful byway has been officially designated a State Scenic Byway in Oklahoma and Arkansas and efforts are underway to secure a national designation.
The Talimena Scenic Drive is a Scenic Byway offering 54 miles of spectacular views and incredible scenery.
This area of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma offers scenic beauty, outdoor adventure and enlightening historical and educational experiences that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
www.talimenascenicdrive.com   (613 words)

  
 Columbia Basin Herald
The 150-mile stretch of Highways 17 and 155 from Othello to Omak known as the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway was designated Thursday as a national scenic byway, one of 45 around the United States to get the designation by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.
For now, CCC supporter Bill Kelley said, the byway can get on the national map along with 124 other scenic byways around the nation.
The national designation, Tuller said, gives the corridor a higher priority for grant money that will allow the consortium to develop and market the byway across the United States.
www.columbiabasinherald.com /articles/2005/09/23/news/news01.txt   (494 words)

  
 Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway
In April 1997, the state of North Carolina declared it a Scenic Byway and it later became one of only twenty highways deserving the distinction of "National Scenic Byway".
Take a leisurely journey on the Skyway and enjoy the spectacular scenic overlooks some of which offer picnic tables, or hike one of the many trails and view the wildlife of the forests.
Crossing through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests from which it gets it's name - Chero, from Cherokee, and hala, from Nantahala - this ridge route connects Robbinsville in North Carolina to Tellico Plains in Southeast Tennessee.
www.westernncattractions.com /cherohal.htm   (321 words)

  
 Silver Thread Scenic Byway - South Fork, Colorado
In 1990, a portion of Highway 149 was given the distinction of becoming a National Forest Service and Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway.
The guidebooks cost $1.00, and have historical, scenic and wildlife information for the traveler of this amazing byway.
Each location that is numbered is a location of either historical or scenic significance, that warrants stopping to take a closer look.
www.southfork.org /silver   (264 words)

  
 Maryland Portion of Journey Through Hallowed Ground Receives National Scenic Byway Designation
Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided almost $300,000,000 funding for 1,665 State and nationally designated byway projects in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
See http://www.hallowedground.org for a complete list and description.] The National Scenic Byways program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
There are 125 Scenic Byways in the United States.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-22-2005/0004113609&EDATE=   (444 words)

  
 Sarbanes Applauds Designation of "Chesapeake Country" as National Scenic Byway
The National Scenic Byways Program aims to help motorists locate the most scenic and historically significant roads, while increasing tourism, stimulating the local economy and protecting the distinctive assets within these corridors.
In April, Sarbanes announced a federal grant of $42,000 for the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan to accumulate and coordinate local stories in Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties about the region's past and illustrate how they fit into a larger national context.
Senator Paul S. Sarbanes applauded today's announcement that "Chesapeake Country," the Maryland highway Routes 213/18 corridor from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, has been designated a "National Scenic Byway" by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
www.senate.gov /~sarbanes/pages/press/061302_chesapeake_country_byway_trans.html   (371 words)

  
 The Jemez Mountain Trail
Much of the region is now a National Recreation Area and there are many opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, and cross- country skiing.
www.jemezmountaintrail.org   (71 words)

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