Showing posts by: Nicole Brookus

Summer Getaway: Camping by the River at Ditto Landing 

Summer Getaway: Camping by the River at Ditto Landing 

  Need a relaxing summer getaway or stay-cation?  Take it to the river at Ditto Landing on the Tennessee River in southern Madison County! Nestled at the confluence of Aldridge Creek and the Tennessee River, Ditto Landing offers 35 shady, quiet camping spots for both tents and RVs with plenty of outdoor activities.  Connecting to […]

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Harvest Square Nature Preserve: a Natural Beauty

Harvest Square Nature Preserve: a Natural Beauty

Creating a beautiful, inviting outdoor space like the Harvest Square Nature Preserve takes passion and dedication. Harvest Square Nature Preserve has been a community effort to bring a small jewel to northern Madison County.  Aronov Realty Management donated the 69-acre property to the Land Trust of North Alabama in 2009. With the support of public […]

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Birding in Huntsville & Madison County

Birding in Huntsville & Madison County

  If you like listening and watching birds, Huntsville has a lot to offer.  Madison County alone hosts 3 locations on the North Alabama Birding Trail. Here are locations and tips for Birding in Huntsville & Madison County!   Birding in Huntsville & Madison County Monte Sano State Park All 2,140 acres of Monte Sano State […]

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Enjoy Your Day in Historic Downtown Madison

Enjoy Your Day in Historic Downtown Madison

  Tucked away at the heart of the City of Madison is historic downtown Madison. Once called Madison Station for the 1850s era Memphis and Charleston railway depot built there, the old town, residences and railway tracks are still in use and thriving. Today, downtown Madison is a slice of Southern Americana with delicious food […]

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3 Surprise Spots for Your Family Picnic

3 Surprise Spots for Your Family Picnic

  Spring is in the air!  Time to get out and enjoy some of our lovely Alabama weather. A picnic is an affordable and fun way to get some family togetherness outdoors. Whether your family likes to picnic in the rough on a blanket or set up in style at a picnic table, we’ve got […]

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3 Huntsville Outdoor Favorites For Every Type of Nature Lover

3 Huntsville Outdoor Favorites For Every Type of Nature Lover

Huntsville is a city of many wonders.  What’s not to like about combining advanced technology, great local food and plenty of outdoor sceneries in one city?  When I was asked to choose some of my favorite outdoor spots in honor of the #iHeartHsv campaign, I had a tough time narrowing them down because of all the great options […]

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Get your winter hike on at Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain

Get your winter hike on at Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain

This is part two of an iHeartHsv series on winter hiking options in Huntsville/Madison County. Read part one on winter hiking at Hays Nature Preserve here.   Winter is one of the BEST times to get out of the house and into nature in Huntsville!  With our mild winters, we can enjoy the outdoors all season long.  After the […]

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Get your winter hike on at Hays Nature Preserve

Get your winter hike on at Hays Nature Preserve

This is part one, in a two part series, on winter hiking options in Huntsville/Madison County. Read part two on winter hiking at Green Mountain at Madison County Nature Trail here.   Winter has arrived and there’s no better time to lace up your hiking shoes or pump up the bike tires and get outdoors in […]

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A must-see this fall: Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden

A must-see this fall: Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden

  Fall is in the air: light jackets, apple cider, pumpkin everything and scarecrows!   In the months of September and October, the Huntsville Botanical Garden puts those scarecrows front and center on the Scarecrow Trail.  This year the theme is “community professions,” and that’s what local artists, businesses and individuals brought with their creatures […]

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What to expect for Huntsville’s 2015 Monte Sano Art Festival

What to expect for Huntsville’s 2015 Monte Sano Art Festival

                                             Pottery by Stacy Morgan The 15th Annual Monte Sano Art Festival There’s a hint of chill in the air and the leaves are just starting to turn: that means it’s time for the Monte Sano Art […]

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