Etowah County boasts an abundance of outdoor activities for those wishing to stay active. Situated along the banks of the Coosa River and only 60 miles from Birmingham, Etowah County is the perfect place to retire. The county is home to the communities of Gadsden, Rainbow City, Glencoe, Southside, Attalla, Hokes Bluff, Sardis City, and Altoona.
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NATURE PARKS & TRAILS
Gadsden and Etowah County is home to numerous outdoor venues for biking, hiking, paddling, climbing, golf, tennis, and more.
Nestled along the banks of the Coosa River, Etowah County is the perfect location for retirees looking to stay active after retirement.
FISHING AND CAMPING
The Coosa River and H. Neely Henry Lake are home to some of the best fishing in the South with beautiful mountain views. Spotted bass, crappie, largemouth bass, striped bass, and catfish make Gadsden fisheries a year-round playground for fisherman. Creeks along the Coosa are growing in popularity for both kayak and fly fishing.
The lake was formed by the Neely Henry Dam (57 ft high), built in 1966 by Alabama Power Company for hydroelectric power and recreation.
Marvelous Quality of Life
I have lived all over the country, and I must say that living in the Gadsden, AL area is the best ever. Beautiful mountains, lakes, and friendly people all add up to a marvelous quality of life!
- Dave Tumlin
Attractions for Senior Living
Etowah County has a wide-range of leisure, cultural, historic, and recreational activities to offer. In addition, the Coosa River and Noccalula Falls combine to give the county abundant natural beauty and outdoor fun.
Noccalula Falls Park
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