Showing posts by: Nicole Brookus

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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4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll For more than a quarter of a century, the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association has organized the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, their biggest event each year to help fund raise and support their primary purpose: advancing the appreciation and education of Huntsville’s diverse cultural heritage and […]

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Bat Cave at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Bat Cave at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

To the Bat Cave Part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge system, Sauta Cave is home to an estimated 300,000-400,000 endangered Gray and Indiana bats.  Located on 264 acres of hardwood forest and adjacent to a wide section of Sauty Creek, these bats emerge nightly during the warm seasons and consume a BILLION insects each night. […]

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Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment As sultry summer turns into mild fall evenings, Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment continues its annual Concerts on the Dock free Friday night concert series for the 8th year in 2016.  Featuring a variety of music styles from local and regional musicians, there is something […]

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