Posts tagged with: Monte Sano Mountain

Hike Huntsville: Land Trust Guided Hikes

Hike Huntsville: Land Trust Guided Hikes

  Whether you are new to the over 65 miles of Land Trust of North Alabama hiking trails or want to explore them more deeply, the spring Guided Hike Series is for you.  All hikes are free and you do not need to be a Land Trust member to join in the fun.     […]

Read More...

Geaux to the Rocket City! Direct Flights from New Orleans to Huntsville

Geaux to the Rocket City! Direct Flights from New Orleans to Huntsville

From the Crescent City to the Rocket City Have you heard the news yet? Starting September 30, GLO Airlines will offer direct flights between the Huntsville International Airport and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (for under $200!). So we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to write especially to you, New […]

Read More...

Dear WITS: 5 reasons to travel to Huntsville (from one traveler to another)

Dear WITS: 5 reasons to travel to Huntsville (from one traveler to another)

Don’t think of me as a girl born and raised in Huntsville, or a woman raising her family here now, or even the social media specialist for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, because that person might come across as a bit biased in her desire for you to choose Huntsville to host the […]

Read More...

Getting schooled: Amos’ pet-friendly picks

Getting schooled: Amos’ pet-friendly picks

  To my fellow dogs finally getting a turn on the computer while their hairless packmates aren’t home –   Well, school has started back, and once again, I’m not allowed to go. I just think maybe I should go to school; so many puppy-humans do, and most puppy humans like me. They would be […]

Read 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 […]

Read More...

Attraction PRO-Tips: Burritt on the Mountain

Attraction PRO-Tips: Burritt on the Mountain

Attraction PRO-Tips Series: Each month, we bring you our tips for visitors for navigating and exploring Huntsville/Madison County attractions. By Rebecca Hitt   As I walk towards the doorway, I stop and close my eyes, soaking in all around me. I can feel the warmth of the sunlight kiss the skin across my nose. The […]

Read More...

2015 SELTI Short Story Contest: Monte Sano Memories, Part Two

2015 SELTI Short Story Contest: Monte Sano Memories, Part Two

By Kathryn Lang   The decisions we make for the moment can trickle into the lifetime. She pursued school and left love behind. Now she was back in Huntsville and love was calling her to return to that moment at the Monte Sano Overlook. Get caught up: Monte Sano Memories – Part 1   She closed […]

Read More...

Little Known Facts: The Huntsville location where Dr. Von Braun promised Buzz Aldrin the Moon

Little Known Facts: The Huntsville location where Dr. Von Braun promised Buzz Aldrin the Moon

A natural-born explorer, I’ve spent most of my existence looking to the stars and dreaming of the mysteries they might reveal to me. Lately, I’ve come to realize it’s foolish to chart a course for the vast unknown without first discovering all that surrounds me each and every day. To that end, I have decided […]

Read More...

2015 SELTI Short Story Contest: Monte Sano Memories

2015 SELTI Short Story Contest: Monte Sano Memories

  By Kathryn Lang Tourism literature makes a location or event an important part of a story, turning that location or event into a character as well. Huntsville, Alabama, is being featured in an innovative writing contest designed to increase tourism to the area through a short stories set at local attractions and visitor offerings. The contest […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...