Summer is here! And before long the kids will be saying they’re bored. We’ve got the perfect list to keep that boredom at bay:

If you love the outdoors…
1. Have a blast in America’s first wave pool at Point Mallard Waterpark in Decatur
2. Go for a swim at Red Bay Waterpark and Guin Waterpark
3. Ride the water slides at Spring Valley Beach
4. Ride the Screaming Eagle Zip Line at Lake Guntersville State Park
5. Go for a cave tour Cathedral Caverns State Park or Rickwood Caverns State Park
6. Go for a picnic at DeSoto State Park
7. Camp for the weekend at Joe Wheeler State Park
8. Take a guided hike at Lake Guntersville State Park to see eagles
9. Take a hike in Monte Sano State Park
10. Go on the Dash of the Unexpected Geocache Tour - www.northalabama.org/explore
11. Take a hike at Cane Creek Canyon Natural Preserve
12. Hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve
13. Take a night tour to see the glow worms at Dismals Canyon
14. Visit the Natural Bridge of Alabama
15. Visit one or all of the waterfalls on the North Alabama Waterfall Trail
16. Go fishing on Weiss Lake or any of the other seven North Alabama lakes (Bear Creek, Guntersville, Neely Henry, Pickwick, Smith, Weiss, Wheeler, Wilson)
17. Watch birds at Cypress Cove or one of the 51 North Alabama Birding Trail sites
18. Take your boat out at Ditto Landing
19. Take the kids to an event at Burritt on the Mountain
20. Visit Noccalula Falls Park
21. Rent a cabin at Doublehead Resort
22. Golf at one of North Alabama’s many golf courses
23. Go horseback riding at Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park or 3H Stables
24. See beautiful flowers at Huntsville Botanical Garden
25. Take a Wheeler Lake Scenic Cruise
26. Rent a kayak at Fort Hampton Outfitters or Unphiltered Kayaking
27. Have a picnic at Spring Park in Tuscumbia
28. Take a hike at North Alabama’s Land Trust
29. Have a fun day at Southern Adventures in Huntsville
30. Take a tour at 1818 Farms in Mooresville or pick up some cheese at Dayspring Dairy in Gallant
31. Kayak or paddle board the Alabama Scenic River Trail
32. Go for a night ride at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Cullman
33. Take a picnic and play in the splash pad at Delano Park in Decatur
34. Spend the day at Smith Lake Park
35. See amazing wildlife at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in Decatur
36. Rappel at Cherokee Rock Village in Leesburg or Palisades Park in Oneonta
37. Go on a guided rappel or rock climbing tour with True Adventure Sports or One World Adventure
38. Visit the tigers, lions, bears, and other animals at Tigers for Tomorrow
39. Visit Cornwall Furnace Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Bluff
40. Spend the weekend fishing, golfing, or relaxing at Goosepond Colony
41. Go fishing at Coosa Landing
42. Drive the Natchez Trace
43. Take a picnic and visit one of the seven covered bridges of North Alabama

If you love festivals…
44. CoalFest in Brilliant May 26-27
45. Alabama Jubilee at Point Mallard in Decatur May 27-28
46. 911 Festival in Haleyville June 2-3
47. Vino on the Lake in Guntersville June 4
48. Barbarian Challenge in Gadsden June 17
49. Helen Keller Festival and Miracle Worker play June 22-25
50. Spirit of America Festival at Point Mallard July 4
51. W.C. Handy Festival in Florence July 21-30
52. Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-off in Hartselle July 28-29
53. World’s Longest Yard Sale August 3-6
54. Main Street Music Festival August 4-5
55. Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days August 4-5
56. Watermelon Festival in Russellville August 18-19
57. Rockin’ the River at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville August 19
58. First Fridays in downtown Gadsden and Florence
59. 3rd Fridays in downtown Decatur

If you love history…
60. Go the latest exhibit at the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State
61. Take a tour of Pond Spring – General Joe Wheeler Home
62. Visit the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens
63. Visit the U.S. Veterans Museum in Huntsville
64.  Take a tour of Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia
65. Visit the Red Bay Museum
66. Visit LaGrange College Site
67. Learn about the Civil War at Crooked Creek Civil War Museum in Vinemont and the Blue & Gray Museum in Decatur
68. Take a tour of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
69. Take a walk through the Trail of Scriptures
70. Visit Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum
71. Tour Fort Payne Depot Museum
72. Visit Cherokee County Historical Museum
73. Visit Old Somerville Courthouse
74. Tour the Old State Bank in Decatur
75. Visit Cullman County Museum
76. Tour Ave Maria Grotto and pick up some Monk’s Bread in the gift shop
77. Go to summer camp at Camp McDowell
78. Visit Albertville Museum
79. Visit one or all of the churches on the Hallelujah Trail
80. Visit Ivy Green – Helen Keller Birthplace
81. See and hear the history of Alabama music at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and Cypress Moon Studio
82. Learn about space at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
83. Visit the EarlyWorks Museum and Constitution Village in Huntsville

If you love food…
84. Visit one or all of the restaurants on the North Alabama BBQ Trail
85. Have lunch or dinner in a cave at the Rattlesnake Saloon
86. Take a tour and taste some goat cheese at Belle Chevre in Elkmont
87. Go on a Winery Tour to one of North Alabama’s wineries
88. Visit one of all of the craft breweries on the North Alabama Brew Trail
89. Visit the Athens Saturday Market for locally-grown veggies
90. Enjoy a special dinner at Table at the Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
91. Treat yourself to some delectable candy at Morgan Price Candy Company in Decatur

If you love art…
92. Visit Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center and Imagination Place in Gadsden
93. See at performance at the Pastime Theatre
94. See the beautiful art at Huntsville Museum of Art and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur
95. Watch how pottery is made at Miracle Pottery
96. Blow your own glass ornament at Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne
97. Attend Camp ARTselle at the Burleson Center in Hartselle June 19-22
98. Find that perfect art piece or pieces to make art at Southern Accents in Cullman
99. Shop for art at Kamama’s in Mentone, Brown & Son’s in Hamilton, or Worthy Vessels in Lexington