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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 2017

Annual Meeting: PEAK Award Winners

Friday, September 22, 2017 by Melea Hames

We hosted our annual meeting at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on Thursday, September 21, and one of the most important parts of our annual meeting is our PEAK Awards luncheon. Representing the highest achievement in North Alabama tourism, the PEAK Awards honor individuals and organizations that have had a major impact on tourism in North Alabama.

“The PEAK Awards are designed to recognize the

Carley’s Adventures: Bloopers!

Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Melea Hames

Even though summer has ended, Carley's Adventures will continue! The episodes might not be as frequent as they were during the summer, but we will still continue to travel around to the amazing attractions, events, etc. in North Alabama. We had so much fun doing these adventures, and what you all saw were the times when we got it right. Tonight...well, tonight we're giving you the times when we

North Alabama Fall Bucket List

Monday, September 11, 2017 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, county fairs, 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:

1. Go to a pumpkin

Carley’s Adventures: Wildflower Cafe

Sunday, September 10, 2017 by Melea Hames

The latest episode of Carley's Adventures is at Wildflower Cafe in Mentone! The Wildflower Cafe is a quaint, quirky little cafe in the heart of Mentone that serves delicious food for lunch and dinner. The most famous dish is their tomato pie. Yum! They also offer meals such as salads, wraps, and the Canyon Burger for lunch and prime rib, filet, shrimp grits, and other delectable entrees for

The Coon Dog Cemetery, established in 1937, is the final resting place for more than 185 coon dogs and is the only one of its kind. Key Underwood buried his dog Troop at the popular hunting camp, and many more hunters have done so in the years following. The rules are strict about having a dog buried at the Cemetery: the dog must be verified to be a coon dog by the owner, a witness, and a member