Feel it in your bones. Autumn arrives with the crunch of leaves, a drop in the temperature, and the urge to head for the hills--literally. We went in search of three terrific fall escapes that are guaranteed to make this colorful season even more special. Two are fabulous bargains. One is a splurge well worth taking. All three offer a full array of activities, including hot-air ballooning, carriage rides, hiking, fishing, and just plain relaxing. A breathtaking backdrop of nature, painted in harlequin gold and orange, is found as well.
Whether you're partial to the foothills of the Great Smokies in Tennessee, the stunning terrain in southern Kentucky, or the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, pack your walking shoes, grab the film, and go. You won't be sorry. Explore on foot, on horseback, or by rail, but don't pass up these delightful discoveries.