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Get Physical: Leaf Peep While You Hike

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise with your honey, all while enjoying the gorgeous views of autumn leaves. It's a great form of exercise since you're working your muscles and breathing heavy. Plus, if the trail is steep, you get to use your arms as well, so it works your upper body too.

If you don't live in an area that gets brilliant foliage, then you and your honey should try to go leaf peeping —photographing and viewing the fall foliage— somewhere else. Check out this list of the Top 100 Trails in North America. The list shows trails in just about every state, which means you're sure to find one near you (or near where you'll be visiting).

Be sure to pack extra layers since it can get chilly and windy towards the summit. Wear hiking boots that protect your ankles, and have sturdy soles since the ground can get really slippery in the fall. Of course don't forget snacks, water, and a camera too, since the views are spectacular once you reach the top.

Fit's Tips: Does trekking it back downhill hurt your knees? Check out these great tips for protecting your knees while hiking downhill.

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purrtykitty purrtykitty 8 years
i just got back from new england last night, and my hubby and i went and checked out some of the leaf drives. we didn't do any hiking (but we did walk the whole freedom trail in boston). the leaves were amazing...much better than the midwest.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Such and amazing idea, or have a picnic and leaf peep. :)
allisonblue allisonblue 8 years
This post makes me miss the Blue Ridge Mountains down South -- the Midwest, where I live now, just does not compare, in my opinion! (ps, Fit, thank you for saying "your honey" instead of "your man" -- it's good to have an inclusive online community!).
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Kettle Moraine trail in Wisconsin made this list! Alright! That's got to be one of the coolest trails around...it's hilly and very scenic. There's a neat bike path that runs along it that my husband and I biked part of a few years ago. It is definitely worth the trip, if you're going to Wisconsin :)
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