34. Talbot County's scenic byway along Route 33 from Easton to St. Michaels to Tilghman Island, offers an incredible fall drive along country roads and a blazing array of fall shades. Here, the big sky vistas and waterscapes accelerate the depth of the fall foliage. Go to tourtalbot.org.
Frederick. They're pedestrian friendly and also accessible by car, train or bike. Go to visitmaryland.org.
36. Maryland's Eastern Shore evokes a very different fall experience: besides foliage, envision golden fields of soybeans, acres of orange pumpkin patches and flocks of Canadian geese in flight.
37. Enjoy fall colors from the deck of the Woodwind, a 74-foot wooden schooner offering sunset cruises on the bay every other Monday in September. Listen as a guest speaker from the Historic Annapolis Foundation brings the history, lore, and intrigue of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay to life. Call 410-263-7837 or go to schoonerwoodwind.com.
38. Commune with Mother Nature this fall in the Pennsylvania Wilds region, which boasts some five million acres of forest, and the largest herd of free-roaming elk in the Northeast. The area includes thousands of miles of streams and waterways, designated trails, horseback riding trails and more. Don't miss the new Kinzua Sky Walk, providing views from 200 feet above the Allegheny National Forest. Go to pawilds.com.
39. Don't forget to yell 'Timber!' at the Shawnee Mountain Festival in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Think lumberjack demonstrations, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children's activities, crafts and food. And if you want to glimpse foliage up close, take a scenic chairlift ride up the Shawnee Mountain. October 8-9, 2011. Go to shawneemt.com.
40. Explore trails through Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, overlooking the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Visitors can experience fall foliage in environs that honor the sacrifices of America's military personnel. The pathways are lined with benches, memorials, and some 16,000 commemorative bricks. A recently opened "9/11 – We Remember," exhibit features an I-beam from the World Trade Center, a Pentagon building fragment, personal stories from Marines and more. Go to usmcmuseum.org.
41. A great route for fall leaf peeping is the 24-mile Colonial National Historical Parkway, connecting historic Jamestown and Yorktown. Devoid of billboards, the parkway, a National Scenic Byway, is a peaceful and beautiful meander. Go to virginia.org/fall.
42. Skyline Drive, one of America's legendary roadways, is the main artery of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The sweeping, tree-lined drive is dramatic year-round, but come fall it's particularly stunning. Nature lovers can hike, camp, and spy wild animals from deer to black bears at the park, marking its 75th anniversary this year. The Junior Ranger program is fun for youngsters, and history buffs may enjoy a guided tour of Rapidan Camp, the presidential retreat of Herbert Hoover. Stay overnight at Skyland Lodge or Big Meadows Lodge, where the dinner menu highlights fare like fresh rainbow trout, to house-made blackberry cobbler. Go to nps.gov/shen
43. George Washington's Mount Vernon honors the slaves who lived there with a fall program and wreath-laying ceremony on Oct. 8. The event features dramatic readings and African drumming. The estate also hosts Fall Harvest Family Days, Oct. 22-23. Go to mountvernon.org.
44. West Virginia's Bridge Day Festival is a thrill-seeker's paradise, but it's also a great way to view fall colors. During the one-day festival in Fayette County, W.Va., spectators line the 876-foot New River Gorge Bridge, which serves as the launch point for thousands of base jumpers. The event includes arts and crafts, live music and a chili cook-off. Go to officialbridgeday.com.
45. In a city as old as Annapolis, there's bound to be some unexplained phenomena. The Haunted Ghost Tour, co-hosted by the Historic Annapolis Foundation (HAF) and Watermark Tours, takes visitors on weekend night-time treks through the historic district to explore legends and lore. The two-hour tours depart Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 29. Call 410-268-7601, ext. 100 or go to watermarkjourney.com.
46. All a-boarrdd a steam locomotive for a Howloween Murder Mystery on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Originating in downtown Cumberland, the train ride on Oct. 29 promises a gaggle of costumed ghouls, including Dracula and the Bride of Frankenstein. It's a howling good time, until someone turns up without a pulse. You get to figure out whodunit. Go to mdmountainside.com.
47. Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., is known for its thrilling rides, but Howl-O-Scream aims to take horror to another level. Now in its 13th year, it's got new bone-chilling scare zones, terrifying shows and gruesome creatures lurking around the park. The event begins Sept. 23 and continues every weekend through Oct. 30. Go to howl-o-scream.com/va.
48. Autumn is Fright Fest at Six Flags America in Bowie, as the park is transformed from summer thrills into Halloween chills. Visitors can enjoy all their favorite rides by day, but when the clock strikes 6 p.m., the park morphs into a place where haunted attractions, hair-raising shows and horrifying creatures abound. Every Saturday and Sunday night in October, beginning Oct. 1. Go to sixflags.com/america.
49. Head to Cape May, N.J., for the annual Sherlock Holmes Weekend on Nov. 4-6. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire and stalking gas-lit streets in search of clues as you attempt to solve the mystery. Weekend packages begin at $95 per person. Ride along for the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour, featuring a paranormal expert and spine-tingling tales. Call 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.
50. Take the whole family on fall and Halloween-themed events at campgrounds across the country. Some to visit: Hershey Highmeadow Campground in Hummelstown, Pa., with trick-or-treating and pumpkin decorating contests. Meanwhile, Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins in Summersville, W. Va., will celebrate with costume and campsite decorating contests and a "Monster Mash Dance." Go to gocampingamerica.com.