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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 September 2016

Top 9 Things To Do in Marshall County

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Melea Hames

Marshall County is blessed to call not one but three state parks home: Buck’s Pocket, Cathedral Caverns, and Lake Guntersville. No other county in Alabama can claim that. It’s home to some of the best bass fishing in the southeast and one of the few wineries in North Alabama as well.

Buck’s Pocket State Park

Buck's Pocket State Park has many hiking trails that lead to an amazing overlook - Point

Top 9 Things To Do in Cherokee County

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Melea Hames

Cherokee County, located on the Alabama/Georgia line, is one of North Alabama’s best-kept secrets. There are many opportunities to explore the beautiful outdoors in Cherokee County. Weiss Lake, which has the mountains as a backdrop, is known as the “Crappie Capital of the World.” And there’s plenty of canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, hiking, golfing, etc. to be done at the

Top 12 Things To Do in Colbert County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Colbert County is home to a variety of diverse attractions and things to do. It’s the birthplace of the Muscle Shoals sound and Helen Keller. There are several opportunities to explore the beauty of nature in Colbert County, and if you’re looking for unique attractions, well, you’ll find those, too.

Visit a Famous Recording Studio

Established in 1969 by a group of former FAME session musicians,

Top 10 Things To Do in Cullman County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Cullman County is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Alabama, one of the largest cathedrals in Alabama, and one of the most unique attractions in Alabama. Rich in German heritage, Cullman County has a variety of exciting attractions.

Ave Maria Grotto

Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," Ave Maria Grotto is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a

Top 11 Things To Do in Morgan County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Decatur is a small town with a lot going on! It’s home to America’s first wave pool, award-winning barbecue, homemade candy, and so much more.

Big Bob Gibson BBQ

Big Bob Gibson BBQ is a must when you're in Decatur! Their BBQ pork, beef, chicken, ribs, stuffed potatoes, and homemade pies are amazing. And they have some really good smoked wings, too! They have been the Memphis in May Grand Champion

Top 9 Things To Do in Etowah County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Etowah County is a perfect mixture of the arts and outdoors. It’s home to beautiful places honoring a legend, an exotic animal preserve, great fishing, comfortable camping, two wineries, a craft brewery, and two museums to see beautiful art. Take a trip to Etowah County for an authentic adventure.

Noccalula Falls Park

Noccalula Falls Park's main attraction is the gorgeous 90-foot waterfall with a

Top 9 Things To Do in Franklin County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Franklin County is home to many beautiful outdoor destinations. You can fish, bird watch, ride horses, and hike to see glowworms at Dismals Canyon...yep, glowworms!

Bear Creek Lakes

The Bear Creek Lakes are known as the “Cleanest Recreational Waters in Alabama.” The BCDA has a system of four lakes and the surrounding woodlands offer trophy fishing, boating, sand beaches, group pavilions, a 30-mile

Top 9 Things To Do in Madison County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Huntsville is a happening place, and we’ve come up with a list of must-sees if you live in, near, or want to visit the Rocket City. There’s fun for kids, families, couples, outdoor enthusiasts, beer connoisseurs, art lovers, and so much more.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space and Rocker Center offers the largest space collection on the planet, complete with interactive simulators,

Top 9 Things To Do in Lawrence County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Lawrence County is rich in history and home to many legends like Jesse Owens. When the 1996 Summer Olympics were in Atlanta, Oakville native and 4-time 1936 Olympic gold medal winner Jesse Owens helped put Lawrence County on the map for the rest of the world. That year also marked when the Jesse Owens Memorial Park was opened.

Jesse Owens isn’t the only legend who called north Alabama home. The

Top 10 Things To Do in Lauderdale County

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Melea Hames

Lauderdale County is an eclectic mix of many genres from music to history to art to the beautiful outdoors. We've put together a list of must-sees just for you in Lauderdale County. (cover photo by North Alabama Ambassador Kendra Isbell)

Indian Mound Park & Museum

Indian Mound & Museum features a middle woodland period platform mound, which is the largest in the Tennessee Valley.

florence indian mound

Joe Wheeler