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By Jay Lloyd

THE POCONOS (CBS) — A week into fall and somewhere within a day’s drive, the colors of trees are starting their change for autumn.

For Delaware Valley leaf peepers the color shift may still be a few weeks away, but in New England the parade of fall hues is already shifting.

And what could be a better way to see it all than from some lofty heights?

Killington Mountain, in Vermont, is already offering gondola rides that take riders to the peak for a peek at brilliant colors below.  And the view takes in parts of five states and Canada.

Closer to home, Shawnee Mountain, in the Poconos, gets its chairlifts running the weekend of October 6th during a dynamic Timber Festival, complete with the art of chainsaw sculpture and bluegrass music.

Just down the road, Camelback Mountain is taking leaf peepers high above the slopes for thrilling zipline rides and treetop adventures on suspended bridges, nets, and swinging logs.

Closest to home, the view starts with a chairlift ride to zipline action at Spring Mountain, near Schwenksville, Pa.

See the colors, but remember, it’s more fun from above than below!

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