Every good bike ride deserves payoff--and what better than a break beneath stunning shades of leaves in Leipers Fork Tennessee.
Leipers Fork, Tennessee
I find fall color creeping into Leipers Fork, spreading across the town much like a country song making its way to the Grand Ole Opry: with God's grace and guided steps. In this haven 20 minutes from Nashville, the wind belts out a breezy chorus and ruffles clusters of copper leaves (some people call them autumn's wind chimes). If I'm lucky I'll catch some live music at Green's Grocery, a stop where country tunes resonate from an intimate stage. --Farrah Austin
There's no particular fall color, but my personal chase for the season's splendor always peaks here. Fall especially shines in town at a gallery that features Andy Warhol's work. With its own palette of hues, it highlights endless roads that wander into picture-perfect sunsets. I followed one of those rambling roads on a cloudy afternoon to find a rainbow. A sweet surprise on an autumn day. --Farrah Austin
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"Find the Season's Best Color" is from the October 2007 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.