Wetlands, prairie and woods at this park in New London promise a variety of sights: ducks and geese prepping for migration, bur oaks that have turned their distinctive bronze, grasses and trees on bright display. For a bird's-eye view of the autumn show, climb the observation tower at Mount Tom, the highest point in the park. Details at www.startribune.com/a1765.
KERRI WESTENBERGSave on cruises with October specials
Save on cruises during National Cruise Vacation Week, Oct. 21-27, in addition to monthlong specials during National Cruise Vacation Month. For example, through October, AMAWaterways has savings of $1,000 per stateroom, plus a free upgrade on select sailings; for bookings made Oct. 21-27, the cruise line will throw in a $250 shipboard credit. Book a March trip with American Cruise Lines during the promotional week and receive free shore tours and $500 per-stateroom savings. For deals: www.cruising.org/vacation/welcome. You must book with a Cruise Lines International Association agent.