Nature: Hiking, Biking & More

A Stroll Off the Beaten Path: Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

A Stroll Off the Beaten Path: Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

  A Stroll Off the Beaten Path A short distance from the popular Hays Nature Preserve is its lesser known sibling, the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary.  Located along the Flint River in southeast Huntsville, the Sanctuary is 375 acres of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest with scenic clearings and adjacent farmland.  With 3 miles of wide, […]

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Bat Cave at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Bat Cave at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

To the Bat Cave Part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge system, Sauta Cave is home to an estimated 300,000-400,000 endangered Gray and Indiana bats.  Located on 264 acres of hardwood forest and adjacent to a wide section of Sauty Creek, these bats emerge nightly during the warm seasons and consume a BILLION insects each night. […]

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VLOG: Dog-Friendly Activities in Huntsville!

VLOG: Dog-Friendly Activities in Huntsville!

  Dogs are man’s best friend, and who wouldn’t want to go out and do fun things with their best friend? Madison County is a very dog-friendly place, and in this video I’ll show you some of my favorite things to do with my pooch. See Our Rocket City Dogs Visit a Dog Park Madison […]

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[VLOG]: Staying Cool in Huntsville

[VLOG]: Staying Cool in Huntsville

      Hi guys! Katie here again. It’s no secret that Alabama summers are hot, but who wants to spend the whole season indoors? I know I sure don’t. In this video, I’ll show you a few ways to keep you staying cool in the Huntsville heat that don’t involve staying inside.   Suzy’s […]

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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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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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