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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.

Covered Bridges of North Alabama

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 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

Friday, October 5, 2018 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.

1. Blount County: Horton Mill, Old Easley, or Swann covered bridges and Rickwood Caverns State Park

Covered Bridge Easley


2. Cherokee County: Cherokee Rock Village, Little River

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

There are two months in the year when festivals are the most popular in North Alabama. One is May because it’s finally warming up. September is the other because it is finally cooling down. As the temps dip down below scorching, make plans to attend some or all of these fun North Alabama festivals to celebrate the arrival of fall.

Oka Kapassa: Return to Coldwater Festival in Tuscumbia – September

Carley's Adventure: Trains on Main

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Melea Hames

Carley's Adventures went on a scavenger hunt in Madison - Trains on Main! Trains on Main is a scavenger hunt where you search for eight bronze trains all over downtown Madison. You can find the clues at the Madison Chamber of Commerce or the Huntsville Visitor's Center, or you can click the previous links for a downloadable brochure.

Click the link to watch the full video of Carley's Adventures:

This week Carley's Adventures visited the Huntsville Museum of Art, and we found a lot of interesting art and activities. When you think of an art museum, you don't often think of a good place to take children, but the Huntsville Museum of Art is the perfect place to take kids!

Check out the full Carley's Adventure video by clicking the link: Carley's Adventure Huntsville Museum of Art.

The museum

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is an out-of-this-world adventure! It opened its doors in 1970 and serves as the official visitors center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and it is home to world-famous Space Camp. The Center is home to many permanent and traveling exhibits that educates visitors about all the wonders of space.

Click the link for the full video of Carley's Adventure at the

The Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt is so much fun and will have you exploring all around downtown Huntsville! Go to the Huntsville Visitor's Center at 500 Church Street to pick up your clue card for all 14 locations then get to hunting. You can also download a clue card here: Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt Clue Card.

Click here to watch the video: Carley's Adventures: Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt.

Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt duck

Some of the

Craft Beer & Wine Trail Adventure

Friday, June 1, 2018

Where can you go on a tank of gas? How about a spirited adventure to visit the craft breweries and wineries in north Alabama? Craft breweries and wineries began popping up all over several years ago, and north Alabama is home to many award-winning family owned and operated breweries and wineries that are perfecting their craft. From Florence to Gadsden, these Alabama makers offer dozens of beers and wines unique to north Alabama. Also, when you download or request a hard copy of our Craft Beer Trail and Wine Trail brochures and complete the passport in each, you'll receive a free gift from us. Click here to download or request a passport.