A Walk Through the Underground Railroad Trail in Sandy Spring

Originally published on Feb. 26, 2020

The Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring is home to an Underground Railroad trail. The trail is a guide for the route enslaved African Americans in Montgomery County may have taken to reach freedom. That often meant walking all the way to Pennsylvania, which was the nearest free state for many years.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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