Nature: Hiking, Biking & More

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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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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Where to view spring wildflowers in Huntsville

Where to view spring wildflowers in Huntsville

  Editor’s Note: If you’re feeling stressed for any reason, trust us here: you’ll want to read this post from Nicole. Turn on a relaxing pandora station and take a second for yourself. Scroll through these gorgeous photos of some of spring’s most glorious touches in the Rocket City. We swear…just reading the names of […]

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Monte Sano State Park: Gorgeous views, hiking, biking and more

Monte Sano State Park: Gorgeous views, hiking, biking and more

  Rising over 1600 feet above downtown Huntsville, Alabama is the southern Appalachian peak of Monte Sano. One of North Alabama’s natural treasures, thousands of acres are preserved for nature and recreation thanks to the Land Trust of North Alabama and Monte Sano State Park. Monte Sano State Park offers 14 miles of trails contained […]

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Coming to Huntsville? Bring your running gear!

  Sometime in the recent past, my family had the opportunity to move to New Hampshire. An opportunity we passed on for several reasons, not the least of which being that we couldn’t give up the comparatively mild winters we enjoy here in Huntsville. My family does a lot outdoors, even in the winter, because […]

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