is the perfect season for road trips and sightseeing, but did you know
that there are more than 100 scenic stops along the Delaware byways
From the rich history found on the Harriet Tubman
Underground Railroad Byway to the culturally significant sites making up
the Nanticoke Heritage Byway, all six of the First State’s byways offer
a rich roadmap of scenic spots.
Now, thanks to a collaboration between
the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the University of
Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA), planning a
summertime excursion through Delaware is as simple as a click.
Created to identify, promote, preserve and enhance Delaware’s
designated byways, DelDOT’s Delaware Byways Program is one many
Delawareans may not be aware of. According to DelDOT, a byway can be
defined as a transportation route which is adjacent to or travels
through an area with particular intrinsic scenic, historic, natural,
cultural, recreational or archaeological qualities.
Michael Hahn, who graduated with his master’s degree in 1997 and
is DelDOT’s Byways Program coordinator, said his task is to oversee all
six of the state’s byways.