Showing posts by: Nicole Brookus

Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival Madison, Alabama’s, largest event – the Madison Street Festival – happens each year in early fall in Madison’s historic old town district.  The weather forecast calls for a gorgeous sunny day this October 7th!  Admission is free to this family-friendly event.     The Festival kicks off at 9 am with parade […]

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Fall Foodie Destination: Scott’s Orchard

Fall Foodie Destination: Scott’s Orchard

Fall Foodie Destination: Scott’s Orchard Hunting for Appalachian Apples?  Head to Scott’s Orchard! Crisp, juicy apples from the Appalachians are a sure sign of fall.  When I was a kid, every fall we’d load up and drive several hours to the Blue Ridge Mountains to get bushels of apples for canning and winter eating.   […]

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Outdoor Dining in Huntsville

Outdoor Dining in Huntsville

Outdoor Dining in Huntsville Gorgeous Alabama evenings are here, and Huntsville’s restaurants have you covered if you’re looking for a spot to dine al fresco. Downtown Pane e Vino is tucked into the ground floor of the Huntsville Museum of Art, and offers Italian fare overlooking Big Spring Park.  Whether you are looking for a gourmet […]

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Summer Hiking at Blevins Gap

Summer Hiking at Blevins Gap

  Summer Hiking at Blevins Gap One of the many great properties managed by the Land Trust of North Alabama, Blevins Gap Nature Preserve features 10.5 miles of trails and preserves 971 acres on the Cumberland Plateau.  Nature lovers will enjoy meandering through the southern Appalachian oak-hickory forest, and local history buffs will note that […]

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Summer Hikes: Wade Mountain

Summer Hikes: Wade Mountain

  Summer Hikes on Wade Mountain Perched to the north above Huntsville is the Land Trust of North Alabama property of Wade Mountain. With over 800 acres and 11 miles of trails open to hikers, bikers and horseback riding, Wade Mountain offers trails of all types, from a paved greenway to rough rocky climbs.   […]

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Hike Huntsville: Land Trust Guided Hikes

Hike Huntsville: Land Trust Guided Hikes

  Whether you are new to the over 65 miles of Land Trust of North Alabama hiking trails or want to explore them more deeply, the spring Guided Hike Series is for you.  All hikes are free and you do not need to be a Land Trust member to join in the fun.     […]

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Sneak Peek: Huntsville Botanical Garden Guest Center

Sneak Peek: Huntsville Botanical Garden Guest Center

A Sneak Peek at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s New Guest Center Huntsville is lucky to be home to our exceptional Botanical Garden, built through almost 30 years of work from dedicated staffers, volunteers, and the support of local businesses and organizations.  Through the years, the Garden has outgrown its original guest center.  March 10th, the […]

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Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail

Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail

Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail It’s been less than six years since Alabama’s Brewery Modernization Act legalized taprooms at craft breweries in this state, and the craft brew business in Huntsville has been booming.  With dozens of unique beers only available in Huntsville or the region, fans of malt fermentation have a lot to taste […]

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#iHeartHsv Love Through the Lens

#iHeartHsv Love Through the Lens

  In Huntsville and Madison County, we have some incredible scenery, whether it is our downtown or the nature surrounding us. Here, we have a collection of beautiful photos of some of our favorite places in Huntsville to photograph. Share with us your favorite Huntsville spots to capture behind the lens!         […]

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A Stroll Off the Beaten Path: Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

A Stroll Off the Beaten Path: Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

  A Stroll Off the Beaten Path A short distance from the popular Hays Nature Preserve is its lesser known sibling, the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary.  Located along the Flint River in southeast Huntsville, the Sanctuary is 375 acres of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest with scenic clearings and adjacent farmland.  With 3 miles of wide, […]

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