Scenic Outdoors

From the foothills of the Appalachians through countless river valleys to the sugar white beaches of the Gulf, natural wonders abound for the explorer in you. From caves and caverns to towering mountaintops, adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of our many trails and waterways that is sure to take you off the beaten path. The 22 state parks, which encompass 48,000 acres of land and water, provide endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy all year long.

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What to see and do in the Auburn area this fall

The City of Auburn was settled by John Harper and others from the state of Georgia in 1836. The city’s name was inspired by Oliver Goldsmith’s poem “The Deserted Village, specifically from the first line of the poem: Sweet Auburn, the loveliest village of the plain. The city received its charter from the Alabama State Legislature in 1839.  According to Encyclopedia Alabama, Auburn is located in Lee County in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain physiographic province of the state. During the Great Depression, around 696 acres of land were dedicated to creating Chewacla State Park and the 26-acre Lake Chewacla. Today, this impressive acreage received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for five years in a row.  Auburn also is the home to Auburn University founded in 1856. If you’re traveling to the loveliest village on the plain this fall, we recommend you add the following restaurants, activities and lodging  to your list of must-dos:

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Acre

Acre is located in historic downtown Auburn three blocks from...

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Lake Guntersville is the perfect spot for an end-of-the-summer getaway

With summer winding down, many are looking for a last-minute getaway. Lake Guntersville State Park offers many...
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Weekend Getaways in Alabama

Are you and your significant other in need of a weekend getaway? Alabama has got you covered. From boutique hotels to...
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Experience Holiday Magic in Alabama

Holiday nights are best spent under dazzling light displays. So, grab the kids, pack the car and get ready to enter a...
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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's bird watching or hiking, Alabama has some of the greatest outdoor experiences waiting for you.

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Alabama's Natural Wonders

From towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches, natural wonders abound here in Alabama.

Gulf Coast Beaches

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Mount Cheaha

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Cathedral Caverns

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The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Dismals Canyon

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Natural Bridge

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Gulf Coast Beaches

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Mount Cheaha

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Cathedral Caverns

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The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Dismals Canyon

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Natural Bridge

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Find an Alabama Outdoor Experience

Explore outdoor locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Outdoor Recreation Site
1073 County Road 13
Heflin, AL 36264
From fresh off the vine pumpkins, corn crib, double pipe slide and farm animals, all the way to the working syrup mill and country cooking. Bennett Farms has something for every member of the family! Pumpkin patch is only open the month of October!
Guides Tours Or Rides
28101 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Sit back and relax on a bay cruise aboard the Caribe Cruiser. Watch the dolphins and take in the scenic view of Orange Beach while enjoying plenty of shared seating.
Golf Course
2150 Cumberland Lake Drive
Pinson, AL 35126
Cumberland Lake Golf Course is a hidden gem that provides the Birmingham area with a tranquil retreat. Only minutes from downtown Birmingham, located in northeast Jefferson County, Cumberland gives players an opportunity to escape the city for peaceful and scenic rounds of golf.
Outdoor Recreation Site
314 County Road 145
Town Creek, AL 35672
Horseback rides, pontoons, aquacycles, paddleboats, canoes, sporting clays, quail hunts, nature trail, game room, pool, tennis, basketball, softball, playgrounds, golf cart rentals, fishing guide service.
Historic Site
Delamar & Section St.
Fairhope, AL 36532