Image: Stony Man Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park.
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Take advantage of a hiking package that allows you to explore Shenandoah National Park's rolling hills at the tail end of the fall-foliage season, from $125 per couple.
updated 10/5/2007 9:09:25 AM ET 2007-10-05T13:09:25

ShenandoahNational Park, from $125 per couple, 1 night
The hiking package allows you to explore Shenandoah's rolling hills at the tail end of the fall-foliage season. Most trails begin at Skyline Drive, descend, and then rise again, so the park estimates a pace of about a mile per hour. A trail map, boxed lunch and accommodations at either Skyland or Big Meadows lodges are included.

When: Nov. 4-20, 2007.

Details: Taxes are included. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 800-999-4714, visitshenandoah.com.

Marion, from $147 per couple, 1 night
In southwestern Virginia, the elegant 1920s General Francis Marion Hotel, which recently reopened after renovations, has put together a Fall Foliage package. Guests receive a one-night stay; dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Capers; and maps of the countryside.

When: Through Nov. 1, 2007.

Details: Taxes are included. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 877-783-4802, gfmhotel.com.

Staunton, from $260 per couple, 1 night
Frederick House, whose 23 rooms are full of period furnishings, is located among shops, galleries, and Victorian-era buildings in downtown Staunton. This fall, it's offering a Trail Riding package with a one-night stay, breakfast, and a four-hour horseback ride through George Washington National Forest.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2007.

Details: Taxes are included. Based on double occupancy.

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Contact: 540-885-4220, frederickhouse.com.

Casanova, from $895 per couple, 2 nights
About 50 miles from D.C., the countrified Poplar Springs Inn & Spa has a Wine Aficionado Getaway that combines a two-night stay with a lavish picnic, breakfast, wines tours, and a session of the spa's signature Vinotherapy. Wine and cheese are provided on arrival.

When: Through Jan. 1, 2008.

Details: Taxes are included. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 540-788-4600, poplarspringsinn.com.

You can find more trip ideas and advice by visiting the official tourism Web site, Fall in Virginia. Before you go, check the weather forecast at BudgetTravel.com.

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