Two barge trips offer an easy, leisurely look at the leaves along the C&O Canal:

CANAL CLIPPER mule-drawn barge trips are at 10:30, 1, 3 & 5, from Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, Md., through October 20. Call 299- 3614.

GEORGETOWN barge trips are at 10:30, 1 & 3, from 30th & Thomas Jefferson streets NW, also through October 20. Call 472-6685.

Canoeing and rafting also offer a unique perspective on fall colors. Here are some of the opportunities available.

AMERICAN RIVERS CONSERVATION COUNCIL has a foliage outing Oct. 20. Call 547-6900.

BLUE RIDGE OUTFITTERS has guided whitewater trips on the Shenandoah, Potomac & Tygart. Canoe & raft rentals on the Shenandoah. Call 304/725-3444.

CLASS VI RIVER RUNNERS has trips daily on the New & Gauley rivers in West Virginia. Call 304/574-0704.

CLORE BROS. in Fredericksburg has rentals, trips, outfitting. Call 703/786-7749.

DOWNRIVER CANOE COMPANY has single and multi-day trips on the Shenandoah South Fork. Call 703/635-5526.

EAGLE'S NEST OUTFITTERS has Potomac trips including fishing. Call 304/257-2393.

FRONT ROYAL CANOE CO. has float trips on the Shenandoah. Call 703/635-5440.

MOUNTAIN RIVER TOURS rafts the New & Gauley. Call 304/658- 5014.

NEW RIVER ADVENTURES has trips on New & Gauley. Call 304/574-3008.

POCOMOKE RIVER COMPANY in Snow Hill, Md., has sales & rentals, trips on Pocomoke & Nassawango Creek, to Assateague. Call

POTOMAC RIVER TOURS has foliage tours in Harpers Ferry area. Call 667-6161.

POTOMAC WILDERNESS has raft trips. Call 301/779-6832.

RIVER & TRAIL OUTFITTERS near Harpers Ferry has trips on the Potomac & Shenandoah. Call 301/695-5177.

RAPPAHANNOCK CAMPGROUND has rentals, day & overnight trips, guides. Call 703/399-1839.

RAPPAHANNOCK RENTALS in Fredericksburg has outings, cookouts. Call 703/371-5085.

ROUGH RUN OUTFITTERS has outings on the Tygart. Call 304/457- 1260.

SHENANDOAH RIVER OUTFITTERS in Luray has trips with cookouts. Call 703/743-4159.

SHENANDOAH RIVER RAFT RIDE has rafting at Harpers Ferry. Write PO Box 100, Millville, W.Va. 25432. Call 301/834-8051.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY TOURS has raft and canoe trips. Call 301/834-9950.