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Traveler's Aid: Autumn Adventures - Beyond Leaf-Peeping (9/13/02)

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Labor Day has come and gone, and summer vacation season is officially over -- which means fall vacation season has officially begun. For many travelers, the quintessential fall trip is a "leaf-peeping" drive in the Northeast -- but that's a little too obvious. We wanted to bring you some ideas for unusual fall trips -- autumn adventures you many not have thought of. Sean Greene, CEO of the Away Network, gives us his recommendations for great alternative fall getaways all over the country, from biking trips through Napa to gator watching in the bayou.

But still, for some travelers, fall just wouldn't be fall without a jaunt through New England, taking in the stunning color and staying at cozy B&Bs in charming little towns. So, how’s leaf-peeping season shaping up this year? We talk with "leaf guy" Scott Cowger to get the scoop. Scott is the co-owner of Maple Hill Farm, a charming B&B in Hallowell, Maine, and an Official Foliage Spotter for the Foliage Network. Trust us: the man knows his leaves.

Savvy Resources:

For ideas on alternative fall getaways, click over to the Away Network: http://www.awaynetwork.com

Also, check out this page on the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP): http://gorp.com/gorp/features/fall/fall_99_2.htm

For information on leaf-peeping, visit the Foliage Network:
http://www.foliagenetwork.com

For more information on Scott Cowger’s Maple Hill Farm B&B in Hallowell, Maine, click over to www.maplebb.com http://www.maplebb.com or call 1-800-622-2708.

The Maine Foliage hotline: 1-888-MAINE-45.

If you'd like us to address your travel questions or concerns, send us an email. Or call us at 888-SAV-TRAV.

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