If you don't mind the colder temperatures, there are several trails you can safely hike in the winter. The views are spectacular with the leaves gone from the trees. Also, no poison ivy, insects, spiders, or snakes, and fewer people.
SAFETY FIRST: It is always cooler at higher elevations and the weather can change drastically in just a few hours. You should dress in layers of non-cotton, moisture wicking clothing and always pack a rain proof outer layer. Wear comfortable socks and hiking shoes or boots. You may want to bring a hiking pole. In a lightweight pack carry some supplies: a map/compass, first aid kit/medications, sunscreen, a pocketknife, a lighter, a whistle, a flashlight, a jacket, safety/emergency blanket, 2-3 quarts of water per person per day, and snacks (nuts or trail mix, protein bars, beef jerky). Remember LEAVE NO TRACE. Carry everything out that you brought in and bury human waste. Wherever you hike, be on the lookout for black bears, Copperheads, and Timber Rattlers!