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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.

Holiday Events in North Alabama

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Melea Hames

The holidays might look a little different this year, but there's still a lot of fun to be had! Masks, social distancing, pre-sale tickets, and limited crowds are part of almost every event's holiday protocol, but please check each event's procedures for this year as each has special precautions in place to ensure everyone's safety while we have a fun but safe holiday season. So check out these

Holiday Wine Pairings

Thursday, November 12, 2020 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

Covered Bridges of North Alabama

Friday, October 23, 2020 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

North Alabama Fall Color Trail

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 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.

Upload your north Alabama fall color pics! We'll use your pics on our website and social media platforms, giving you credit, of course!

Oneonta Area

Horton

Need a getaway for just the two of you? How about a rustic, romantic weekend in north Alabama? There are many lakeside cabins, mountaintop chalets, and bluff-top rooms all across the region to spend getting away from it all. Sip champagne and admire the view from your balcony or curl up fireside under a cozy blanket. Whichever you choose, this getaway will be one to remember.

Bear Creek Log Cabins

Getting Outdoors in North Alabama

Monday, October 19, 2020 by Melea Hames

Our followers submitted some amazing pics in our 100 Alabama Miles photo contest, and we just had to share them all! Check out our fave ways to get outdoors in north Alabama. (cover photo by Michael Williams with Underboss Photography)

Waterfalls

Alabama is known as the land of a 1000 waterfalls, and north Alabama is home to many of them! We've got so many that we created a North Alabama Waterfall

North Alabama Fall Bucket List

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 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

We are partnering with 100 Alabama Miles Challenge to do a photo contest! The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is "a statewide program designed to inspire all Alabamians to kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle while exploring our beautiful state and connecting with fellow participants. We challenge all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year and to do so

100 alabama miles logo

Three years ago my family and I found out about the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge. Ever since then, I’ve been earning miles and badges all over our state. The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge encourages Alabamians to live a healthier lifestyle by getting outdoors and exploring our beautiful state. You can earn miles by running, walking, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, paddling, rolling, and swimming.