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5 Best Views in Huntsville

5 Best Views in Huntsville

5 Best Views in Huntsville See the Farthest The top of Wade Mountain’s Devil’s Racetrack is only 1000 feet in elevation, but on a clear day offers a panoramic view of the Tennessee Valley all the way to Tennessee.  The Devil’s Racetrack trail is a moderate 3 mile round trip.  Once you have looked your […]

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Tee Off at Topgolf Huntsville

Tee Off at Topgolf Huntsville

Tee Off at Topgolf Huntsville  Huntsville’s newest entertainment complex is the Topgolf facility, the first new business to set down at the MidCity mixed-use development on the site of the former Madison Square Mall.     This is not your father’s golf outing.  Topgolf Huntsville is a 53,000 square foot venue featuring not just golf, but […]

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Huntsville Road Trip: Winter Waterfalls

Huntsville Road Trip: Winter Waterfalls

Huntsville Road Trip: Winter Waterfalls Fueled by winter rains, winter and early spring are the best time for viewing North Alabama’s many waterfalls.  3 of the best ones are within 90 minutes of Huntsville and FREE to visit. Plan the ultimate road trip by enjoying all that these stunning outdoor spaces have to offer and […]

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Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival Madison, Alabama’s, largest event is the Madison Street Festival. It happens each year the first Saturday in October in Madison’s historic old town district.  Admission is free to this family-friendly event.     The Festival kicks off at 9 am with parade from Insanity Skate Park to Madison Elementary School.  Park for […]

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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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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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