The Piedmont area is home to beautiful Lake Wedowee and Chambers County Lake. Located at the skirts of the Piedmont Plateau, a province of the Appalachians, these lakes offer a wide variety of wonderful scenery and exciting outdoor recreational activities. The nearby college town of Auburn offers small-town charm and a glimpse into the state's sports traditions, while other towns in the area boast displays of historic architecture and artifacts.
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What To See & Do
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
This golf course at Grand National was voted the country's No. 1 public golf course in 2008 by readers of Golf World.
Museum of East Alabama
More than 4,000 artifacts, including Roanoke dolls and World War II relics, offer a fascinating glimpse into history.
Historic Downtown Opelika
Take a self-guided tour of downtown Opelika, featuring Victorian homes, a restored depot and specialty shops.
Explore downtown Auburn, including legendary Toomer's Corner, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and the historic district.
Randolph County Historical Museum
Uncover Native American relics, Civil War memorabilia and the famous Ella Smith dolls.
Chewacla State Park
Explore 696 acres complete with a lake, cottages, modern campgrounds and plenty of fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities.
Lake Wedowee offers fishing, boating, skiing and tours of the R.L. Harris Reservoir by appointment.
Chambers County Lake
Stocked to the brim with bass, crappie, catfish and carp, this 180-acre fishing lake also offers picnicking and campsites.
Where To Stay
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
This hotel is a short walk from Auburn University and attractions.
Chewacla State Park
Enjoy renovated cabins, a 26-acre lake, hiking trails and modern campgrounds.
Where To Eat
For more than 130 years, the soda fountain at Toomer's Drugs has served sandwiches, hot dogs and floats.
The Warehouse Bistro
Upscale American fare, an award-winning wine list and the restaurant's cozy patio make for a complete fine dining experience.
This Vincent Van Gogh-inspired, upscale eatery has evolved into a farm-to-table restaurant.
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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
Birmingham serves as the state’s major air travel hub. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108
The Piedmont area is accessible via Highway 431 from Interstate 20 or Interstate 85. In addition, the Auburn area is accessible via Highway 280.
Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Opelika. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
300F Columbus Parkway U.S. 280
Opelika, AL 36801