Break a sweat as you take in the history at KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK
. The Civil War hotspot has more than 17 miles of hiking trails, and the varied terrain is downright steep in spots. The vistas are especially impressive along the Kennesaw Mountain leg, the fall colors only intensifying the experience. But leave the metal detector behind; possession of one on park grounds could land you in jail for up to a year.
Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. 770-427-4686, ext. 0. www.nps.gov/kemo/