The Maryland National Road Association (MNRA) is a non-profit, member based, organization dedicated to raising awareness, appreciation and respect for the natural & historic resources situated along the Historic National Road and to encourage visitors to experience the recreational, cultural and educational opportunities that lie in the villages, towns, cities and countryside of the Nation’s first publicly funded interstate highway and All American Road.
The Maryland National Road Association is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that acts as the keeper of the Maryland Historic National Road.
Goals of the MNRA include:
- Develop and enhance the Maryland portion of the National Road to attract visitors
- Increase tourism and economic development
- Improve the quality of life
- Preserve the intrinsic values of the Road
“I got stumped”– in the very early days, travelers used newly cut paths that often include tree stumps. Sometimes higher stumps created impassable conditions with those traveling in large wagons.