Walk in the Big Woods
City folks can tour one of the last remaining old-growth forests in the East with a fall walk in the Big Woods at James Madison's Montpelier. Staff lead the walk through the 200-acre old-growth forest that lies just beyond the back lawn of the mansion. Designated by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Natural Landmark, the "Big Woods" is recognized as the best example of an old-growth forest in the Piedmont. 11407 Constitution Highway in Orange County. Reservations required. 540-672-2728, ext. 110.