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Your Thoughts: Autumn Drives, Close to Home?

John Deiner

Leaves haven't really started to change yet (unless you count the brown ones), so there's still plenty of time to plan a driving trip. But our colleague Dr. Gridlock doesn't want to send people hundreds of miles away. Instead, he's soliciting scenic drives in this area. Nice, huh? Here's what he's after:

Doesn't it seem like the view on Washington area roads is almost always the same: the bumper on the car in front of you? Maybe you get a glimpse of the occasional sound wall. Believe it or not, there actually are quite a few fairly scenic drives in the Washington region. The George Washington Parkway pops to mind. Parts of Route 15 are gorgeous. Now that the leaves are starting to fall and you may actually want to take a leisurely Sunday drive, we're compiling a list of favorite area roads or stretches of roads. Send your thoughts and ideas to commuter@washpost.com.

Go ahead and zip him your ideas, and while you're at, why don't you share them here as well? Any lovely drives around here that don't include Rockville Pike?


By John Deiner |  October 19, 2007; 4:23 PM ET  | Category:  John Deiner , Mid-Atlantic Destinations
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Yes trees change color here as well as in Vermont. The point of driving to Vermont, seeing the trees, staying in a bed and breakfast, having maple syrup or Ben and Jerry's etc. is not just about seeing trees. It's a romantic weekend.

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