is a great time to hike, when temperatures cool and autumn colors start to show. September is quite uncrowded in many places. October is the prime month for fall colors, but cold temperatures and snow is a possibility at high elevations in the South by the end of October. The first snows often fall at higher elevations in New Hampshire and Maine in September.
Late fall on a warm day can offer a nice hike with extra views when leaves are off the trees, but be careful of fresh leaves and acorns on the ground. Also be prepared for hunting season
, when wearing florescent orange and taking other measures is a must.