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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

Made in North Alabama Christmas Gifts

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Melea Hames

As friends and family select the perfect gifts, they imagine the look of excitement on loved ones' faces when the package is opened. North Alabama is home to many unique attractions, and when it comes to finding that perfect unique Christmas gift, look no further than north Alabama for one-of-a-kind gifts that are made right here in north Alabama and are sure to bring a smile to loved ones’ faces.

Holiday Wine Pairings

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Melea Hames

As the holidays quickly approach, one of the first things on busy agendas is the holiday meal. This year as the turkey, dressing, sides, and desserts are prepared, consider what wines could be served to make the holiday meal complete. Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association was instrumental in creating the Alabama Wine Trail, and there are several family-operated wineries across the state that

You asked; we answered. Here's a list of questions our Facebook followers wanted to know about the 14 waterfalls on the North Alabama Waterfall Trail.

"What waterfalls are easily accessible?"

We get this question a lot, so here's a list of the waterfalls that are easy to see if you are not able to walk a lot or are in a wheelchair or on a walker:

Coldwater Falls in Spring Park in Tuscumbia

Haunted North Alabama

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Melea Hames

There are so many reasons to love October: cooler weather, leaves changing, and all things haunted. Check out these cool - and maybe a little bit scary - haunted events all over north Alabama.

Athens Haunt Walks

In celebration of Halloween, Athens-Limestone County Tourism is offering haunted walking tours next month giving visitors and locals a chance to explore the town by night. Held every

North Alabama Fall 2021 Bucket List

Thursday, October 14, 2021 by Melea Hames

Fall means football games, colorful foliage, getting lost in a corn maze, trips to the pumpkin patch, mums, pumpkin-flavored everything, fall festivals, cooler weather, and so much more. North Alabama is a wonderful place to celebrate fall and scratch all these fall bucket list items off your list. These activities need to be on your North Alabama fall bucket list:

Go to a Pumpkin Patch

McGee Farm

North Alabama Fall Color Trail

Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Melea Hames

There’s a saying that says fall is a southerner’s gift for surviving summer. If that is indeed true, North Alabama’s fall gift is gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage, and north Alabama has many breathtaking spots to see some colorful scenery. Peak time for fall color in north Alabama is anywhere from the second week in October to the first week in November, so make your plans to see all the reds,

Covered Bridges of North Alabama

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 by Melea Hames

Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be. Blount County has the most in North Alabama, which has earned the county the "Covered Bridge Capital" title. There's a Covered Bridge Festival each October to honor and remember Blount County's covered bridges.

Here's a list of North Alabama's covered bridges that are still standing:

Easley Covered

Fall = pumpkins. Right?! Check out some amazing places to pick out a pumpkin and to have some fall fun while doing so!

Belue Place Pumpkin Patch

Visit Belue Place Pumpkin Patch to visit a working family farm and find your perfect orange treasure to take home. Belue Place Pumpkin Patch, situated in the northwestern Alabama town of Lexington, is open weekends throughout October, is where families

October 2021 Events in North Alabama

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Melea Hames

Anne of Green Gables said, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." So are we, Anne.

October has a different feel to it: crisp air, colorful foliage, pumpkins, festivals, and the list goes on. It also has a spooky edge to it as well, and there are several haunted walking tours across the region that tell of the paranormal activity in north Alabama. Here are several North Alabama