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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.

Author: Melea Hames

A 1995 Auburn University graduate, Melea is the Social Media Manager for Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. She started at AMLA in 2010 after teaching middle school English and coaching middle school cheerleaders for three years. She also taught English at Calhoun Community College for 8 1/2 half years. Prior to that she worked in public relations for an advertising agency in Atlanta, a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Georgia, and for Auburn University in the development office. She loves to write, travel, walk in the park, go to Auburn games, and read books about WWII.

We are partnering with 100 Alabama Miles Challenge to do a photo contest! The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is "a statewide program designed to inspire all Alabamians to kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle while exploring our beautiful state and connecting with fellow participants. We challenge all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year and to do so

What better way to beat the heat than taking a dip in a cool pool or rushing down a slippery water slide? Here's a list of some of the best places in north Alabama to swim, but make sure to lather up with sunscreen first!

Go for a swim at DeSoto State Park’s swimming pool. Opens mid-July. (photo by DeSoto State Park)

DeSoto State Park pool

Get some sun on the beach at Lake Guntersville State Park. (photo by Melea

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.

Kayaking in North Alabama

Friday, May 8, 2020 by Melea Hames

Kayaking is a fun way to be in nature and get some exercise at the same time. Check out all the kayaking opportunities in north Alabama.

Lower Bear Creek Canoe Trail

The Lower Bear Creek Canoe Trail is the lower portion of Bear Creek at Red Bay down to Pickwick Lake. This 35-mile stretch offers a serene trip, except in flood stage, and is suited for the beginning canoeist. Canoeing on Bear Creek

Where can you go on a tank of gas? Outer space? Not quite, but this road trip can get you close enough. Take a trip to Huntsville and visit the world-famous U.S. Space & Rocket Center where you can learn about all things space. After you come back from space, explore the city and find more out-of-this-world treasures.

Where can you go on a tank of gas? Well, Muscle Shoals is a nice road trip to learn about the music that rocked the world. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Steven Tyler, and many more recorded at one of the three iconic recording studios in the Shoals. Go on a music adventure and discover the history behind many famous hits.

When business returns to usual, we know that you are going to be ready to travel and see all the things, and we have put together a road trip just for you! Check out our road trip for our beautiful north region of north Alabama, which includes Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, and Marshall counties. Bookmark this road trip and be ready to get out and explore once we're able.

Centre Area

Cherokee Rock

When business returns to usual, we know that you are going to be ready to travel and see all the things, and we have put together a road trip just for you! Check out our road trip for our beautiful north region of north Alabama, which includes Blount, Cullman, Etowah, and Winston counties. Bookmark this road trip and be ready to get out and explore once we're able.

Oneonta Area

Mardis Mills

When business returns to usual, we know that you are going to be ready to travel and see all the things, and we have put together a road trip just for you! Check out our road trip for our beautiful north region of north Alabama, which includes Madison, Morgan, Lawrence, and Limestone counties. Bookmark this road trip and be ready to get out and explore once we're able.

(cover photo by North