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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

  *Editor’s note: Dates, times, and other relevant event information has been updated in this blog to accurately reflect 2017 activities. 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 […]

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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  Go with the flow and visit the Flint River located on the east side of Huntsville. Much of the Flint River is a safe, lazy river suitable for paddlers of all ages and skill levels. If you have your own kayaks and can shuttle paddlers, there are several good spots to hop in along […]

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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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How to Eat Fresh While Visiting Huntsville: Farmers Market Rundown

How to Eat Fresh While Visiting Huntsville: Farmers Market Rundown

By Nicole Castle Brookus   *Editor’s Note: This blog has been updated to reflect markets’ operating hours and contact information for 2017. Eating fresh, locally grown produce is an experience, and one we’d recommend to all visitors to Huntsville and Madison County.  Madison County alone has 10 Farmers Markets, and during the summer there’s at […]

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9 Places to Get your Hike on in the Huntsville/Madison County Area

9 Places to Get your Hike on in the Huntsville/Madison County Area

By Nicole Castle Brookus North Alabama is an outdoorsman’s paradise.  From mountains to swamps to rivers, we have it all, and much of it is accessible right here in and around Huntsville.  If you want to get out and stretch your legs in a natural setting, here’s a roundup of 9 exceptional places to get […]

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