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Going for the Gold . . .

Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive -- 540-999-3500.

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- 800-354-4595.


(Illustration by Christiane Beauregard - For The Washington Post)

_____Related Content_____
Map of Area Fall Foliage Sites
More Ways to Fall for Autumn (The Washington Post, Oct 8, 2004)

Or check out the Weather Channel Interactive's updated map of the region's fall foliage at www.weather.com/maps/activity/fallfoliage/eastcentralusfallfoliage_large.html.

BOAT TOURS

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens -- Oct. 16 from 9:30 to noon. Meet at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $12 a canoe. For reservations, call 301-779-0371.

Fall Colors of the Potomac -- Oct. 17, 23 and 24 from 8:45 to 12:45. Starts at Pennyfield Lock, Pennyfield Lock Road, Potomac. Arranged through Potomac Paddlesports, 7902 Comus Rd., Dickerson. $98 includes equipment. 877-529-2542.

BOATING RESOURCES

Bladensburg Waterfront Park Rentals -- Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 6, through October. 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Canoes and kayaks $6 an hour, $15 a day; rowboats $7 an hour, $20 a day. 301-779-0371.

Fletcher's Boat House -- 4940 Canal Rd. NW. Open daily from 9 to 6, through October. Canoes and rowboats for use in the Potomac River or C&O Canal; bicycles for rent, too. Canoes $11 an hour, $21 a day; rowboats $11 an hour, $20 a day; bikes $8 for two hours, $12 a day. 202-244-0461.

GROUP HIKES

Autumn Appalachian Trail Mountain Hike -- Oct. 16 from 8 to 6:30. Six-mile trek along the trail at Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania. Meet at Black Hill Visitors Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. $25 includes van transportation to Caledonia from Black Hill. 301-916-0220.

Autumn Color Along Old River Road -- Oct. 29 from 10 to 3. Flat walk on an old Indian footpath that later became the original River Road. Meet at Black Hill Visitors Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. $8 includes van transportation to River Road from Black Hill. 301-916-0220.

"Celebration of Fall" Family Hike -- Oct. 16 from 11 to noon. All-ages hike. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. $4 per family. 301-299-1990.

BIKING RESOURCES

Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival -- Oct. 15-17. Routes from 10 to 100 miles, with meals, activities and goodies. Adults $90, ages 13 to 17 $70, ages 12 and younger $50; fee includes Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch, snacks, maps, a T-shirt and more. Meet at Shelburne Middle and Ware Elementary schools on Grubert Avenue in Staunton, Va. 540-885-2668 or www.shenandoahbike.org.

National Park Service -- Visit www.nps.gov for information about biking the C&O Canal, Rock Creek Park and other area parks managed by the National Park Service.

-- Christina Talcott


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