Savoy Mountain State Forest, Florida, MA Starting at an elevation over 2,000 feet, this forest puts the mountain back into the state's mountain biking. The large state forest offers the most extensive network of trails for bikers. Follow the Burnett Pond Trail across New State Road for a sweeping roller coaster ride through the deep woods. The challenging trail rolls up and down the hillside. www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/svym.htm.
Barkwells is located in the heart of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, a vacation mecca of outdoor activities and breathtaking natural beauty. Tell your folks that as long as you are on a leash, you are welcome to hike and see waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest or Dupont State Forest, NC Arboretum or Blue Ridge Parkway, all within a half hour of Barkwells.
DuPont State Forest waterfall hike: visit Triple Falls, Hooker Falls & High Falls on a 4.5 mile, ultra-scenic hike near Brevard, NC