Skyline Drive (VA)
The Road: 109 miles of National Scenic Byway that traverses the Shenandoah National Park.
The Ride: A low speed (35 mph) sequence of curves with copious overlooks and visitor activities like biking and horseback riding access. The Appalachian Trail can also be accessed via Skyline Drive, not to mention U.S. Route 50 and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
When To Go: It's hard to beat the fall colors along this scenic stretch of road, but always watch for law enforcement.