Problem is that hurricanes and Nor'easters don't follow an exact schedule. There have been hurricanes just in the last few years as late as January in 2006 and Nor'easters can easily happen in Oct or even earlier. Remember the Perfect Storm? Happened the end of October.
All that being said, late fall is the best time for the trip, as long as you realize that there are still risks of bad weather
I would try to leave a little earlier but November is probably OK, but like svpattyd said, might be a bit cold. Whenever you leave just be very sure to check the weather
carefully, be prepared for heavy weather and I would personally stay close enough to the coast to take refuge just in case until I was further south.