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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

Melea is the Social Media Manager for Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association.

Christmas Events in North Alabama

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Melea Hames

'Tis the season for lots of merriment! Check out these fun north Alabama Christmas events and add them to your must-do list this holiday season.

Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville – November 23 through December 31

Galaxy of Lights Candy Canes

Santa’s Village in Huntsville – November 23 through December 23 from 5-9pm

Santa's Village

Christmas at the Falls – Noccalula Falls Park – November 22-December 23 and

Haunted North Alabama

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Melea Hames

There are so many reasons to love October: cooler weather, leaves changing, and all things haunted. Check out these cool - and maybe a little bit scary - haunted events all over north Alabama.

Athens Haunts Walk

In celebration of Halloween, Athens-Limestone County Tourism is offering haunted walking tours next month giving visitors and locals a chance to explore the town by night. Held every

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