Autumn Escapes

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New England gets most of the press, but autumn in the Mid-Atlantic states can be equally striking. Shenandoah National Park in Virginia offers a multitude of hiking pleasure when the broad-leaved oak and hickory trees begin to turn. Legendary Skyline Drive offers a feast for the eyes at every turn and pull-off. Mountain bikers can test their abilities against the single-track trails of West Virginia. Road bikers can explore the Catskills, from hilltops to valley floors. Bike down back roads, around remote lakes, along mountain streams and past farms with red barns framed by a backdrop of brilliantly colored hills. Head west and explore the Finger Lakes region on foot or by canoe. Don't miss Letchworth State Park's Genesee Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the East."

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 12 Jul 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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