Nature: Hiking, Biking & More

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 2018 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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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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Enjoy a Hike, a Concert or Both with The Land Trust of North Alabama

Enjoy a Hike, a Concert or Both with The Land Trust of North Alabama

      Hey everyone! Katie here with another vlog for iHeartHsv.com. Today, I’m spending some time on the Land Trust of North Alabama’s property. The Land Trust of North Alabama maintains more than 40 miles of beautiful trails in Huntsville alone, and a total of 6,000+ acres in Madison, Jackson, Limestone, and DeKalb Counties. […]

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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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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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