Autumn = this is why we usually go to North Carolina for my birthday. The leaves are stunning and well worth the drive.
The American Tobacco Trail is a 20-mile long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. The route crosses through the City of Durham, Durham County, Chatham County, and Wake County. The ATT is part of the East Coast Greenway and is open to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians. Cary, NC.
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Stark County provides 25 miles for hiking and biking, and more than 19 miles of horseback riding. The Stark County section is part of the 80+ mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area that connects Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.