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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.

Posts from April 2018

May Festivals in North Alabama

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Melea Hames

In the South, everything is cause for a celebration. We celebrate art, barbeque, catfish, flowers, music, people…you name it! And with spring {finally} here, warmer weather means that people are getting back outside to enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do so than at an annual festival. And May is the hot month for unique festivals in North Alabama!

Wildflowers are springing up like crazy all over the parks in North Alabama. Bright, vibrant flowers not seen in anyone’s garden spot the trails and provide for a beautiful hike. Wild azaleas, violets, irises, geraniums, blackberry blooms, Quaker ladies, mountain honeysuckles, daisies, etc. are blooming like crazy. Here are some of the best places to hike to find these colorful beauties.

Guest Blog by Greg Wingo:
Yep, I was lost. Though I’d been trying to ignore the constant thought running through my head, the inevitable sign that I’d taken a wrong turn on the trail manifested itself in the form of a county road I shouldn’t be seeing in front of me. Scanning my map, I quickly realized my error and doubled back on the same trail I’d just completed. My reward for my mistake was a second opportunity to see the many waterfalls I’d just passed. Around almost every turn in the trail was a different angle of each waterfall, and a new appreciation for why I’d chosen this trail run.