Showing posts by: Nicole Brookus

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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Float the Flint River: Tips for kayaking, canoeing and floating in Huntsville’s Flint River

Float the Flint River:  Tips for kayaking, canoeing and floating in Huntsville’s Flint River

Flint River floating  Just because summer is almost over, (sad, we know) doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy one of the best outdoor relaxation methods. With the beginning of September looking as warm as August, you still have time to squeeze in some relaxing fun before fall turns on us and goes from comfortable to cold. […]

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Huntsville Restaurant Week doesn’t have to make you restaurant weak

Huntsville Restaurant Week doesn’t have to make you restaurant weak

Suggested Meal and Exercise Pairings for Restaurant Week Huntsville Restaurant Week is here with luscious budget-friendly offerings from many of Huntsville’s favorite eateries.  But for the calorie conscious among us, there’s a dilemma: how do I take advantage of all this great food without that moment on the lips heading forever to the hips?  You head […]

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Bike the Mountains of Huntsville: 5 must-try locations

Bike the Mountains of Huntsville: 5 must-try locations

By Nicole Castle Brookus Coming to Huntsville?  You’re going to want to bring your mountain bike. With both Wade Mountain and Monte Sano Mountain in our backyard, Madison County offers mountain bike trails that please riders with novice through elite skill sets.  Most of our trails are shady and cool. All are beautiful. Wade Mountain […]

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