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Dan and Mary Stroudt oooh and aaah at the multicolored scenery below the hot air balloon in which they’re riding. The journey is very different for Mark and Marylee Sutherland as they help to paddle a rubber raft along a stretch of whitewater in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Betsy Goodman and Tom Cross are traveling at a slower pace, strolling across a glass-bottom observation deck.
These disparate experiences may seem to have little in common, but they do. They provide opportunities to enjoy the annual fall foliage display of color in new and different ways.
“Leaf peepers” seeking to relish Mother Nature’s annual technicolor extravaganza have a variety of choices beyond driving along a traffic-clogged road. There are countless places around the United States to enjoy the changing foliage, and imaginative ways of doing so.