August Events

Summer might be winding down, but the fun is still going strong in north Alabama! There are several events across the region that you do not want to miss! Let us know which ones you plan on attending. World's Longest Yard Sale Each year, bargain hunters, yard sale connoisseurs, treasure seekers and…

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7 Natural Places You Need to Know in North Alabama

Did you know North Alabama is home to the first designated wilderness east of the Mississippi? It also has the longest commercially supported stretch of paddling in Alabama, 30,000 migrating sandhill cranes, and the miracle mile of bass fishing. There is also the 'Grand Canyon of the East', glow…

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Farmer's Markets and Farms in North Alabama

There is nothing quite like fresh vegetables and fruit that are grown locally, and north Alabama has some of the best farmer's markets and farms where you can get the ripest, juiciest, freshest produce around! Athens Saturday Market Visit Athens Saturday Market every Saturday during the summer to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, and flowers from local growers, buy prepared foods from local…

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Camping in North Alabama

Camping is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. As summer approaches, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy some time at the campground. Whether you enjoy tent camping surrounded by nature, a RV resort with lots of fun activities, or spending the weekend in a state park cabin North Alabama has a variety of campgrounds for you to enjoy. DeSoto State Park DeSoto State Park is located…

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99 Things To Do This Summer in North Alabama

Summer is here! And before long the kids will be saying they’re bored. Maybe you need a weekend getaway just the two of you or a girls weekend. Whatever the case, we’ve got the perfect list to keep y'all busy all summer long. If you love swimming… 1. Have a blast in America’s first wave pool at…

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Summer Festivals in North Alabama

Summer is almost here, and you do not want to miss these fun summer festivals taking place all over north Alabama! 3rd Friday Downtown Decatur Each third Friday from April to October, downtown Decatur comes to life at night with live music, vendors, food trucks, vintage cars, and businesses are…

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Top 2-Mile Hikes in North Alabama

Two-mile hikes are notorious for being just hard enough for a solid workout, but short enough for just about anyone to do them. North Alabama offers some incredible hikes around two miles long. Here are the best ones: Bethel Springs Bethel Springs is a North Alabama gem hidden in New Hope, AL just 20 minutes southeast of Huntsville. This property is owned and managed by Land Trust of North Alabama…

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Water Parks in North Alabama

Water parks are amazing, am I right? The twisty water slides or the speed slides that send you rushing down are exhilarating! And if speed isn't your thing, you can sit by the pool or relax in the lazy river. Whatever you enjoy, you'll find it at the exciting water parks in north Alabama. Check these out and let us know which one is your favorite. Most water parks open Memorial Day weekend…

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Natural Bridge Park

Natural Bridge Park in Winston County features a 148-foot sandstone bridge that towers 60 feet above winding pathways, and it's the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. It's definitely a majestic sight to see! We recently recorded a podcast episode about Natural Bridge Park, and when we asked our Facebook followers what questions they wanted answered, there was a great list! So here's a…

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Bear Creek Lakes Clean Up

We along with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and professional angler Timmy Horton in partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are hosting the Bear Creek Lakes Clean Up on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm, and you're invited to help! This is a river stewardship event to collect litter from Bear Creek Lakes and is designed to help clean the Bear Creek Lakes system while raising…

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