SUMMERTOWN – Winter doesn’t arrive officially until Dec. 21, so there’s still time for an autumn hike to enjoy the outdoors and perhaps walk off some of the extra Thanksgiving calories you consumed.

Targeting a Tennessee state natural area such as Stillhouse Hollow Falls in Maury County is worthwhile on a day the weather suits you. (There are 84 state natural areas, with more than two dozen in Middle Tennessee. While some are small and not available for public use, many have often overlooked trails.)