New Jersey
Bayshore Heritage Scenic Byway

New Jersey's Scenic Byways

The New Jersey Scenic Byway Program provides a framework for local communities to create management strategies and plans that balance development, conservation, tourism, and economic vitality. The designated scenic byways in the program exhibit many of the state’s distinctive historic, cultural, and unique characteristics, demonstrated through activities such as crabbing and shipbuilding, but also highlighted by landmarks including the State Capitol Building, the Hudson River, and the Old Barracks Museum.

Byways Provide Access to Public Lands

New Mexico byways provide access to the state’s most spectacular public lands, including 15 national parks, 35 state parks, three national trails, 46 national historic landmarks, and three World Heritage Sites.

About the National Scenic Byways Program

The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991, recognizes historic, scenic, and culturally important roads, all of which promote economic development and tourism in communities around the U.S. There are more than 1,200 byways in all 50 states.

All scenic byways exhibit one or more of six core intrinsic qualities — scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological, or natural. For a road to be named a national scenic byway, it must first be designated a state, tribal, or federal agency scenic byway. Once achieving that, a road may apply for national scenic byway designation, but its intrinsic quality must be of regional significance. All-American Roads are the very best of the national scenic byways, demonstrating at least two intrinsic qualities of national significance.