Alabama Outdoors

Experience the best of Alabama outdoors! 22 state parks, eight national parks, and numerous nature preserves provide boundless opportunities to canoe, fish, hike, camp, and enjoy the great outdoors. From the foothills of the Appalachians to the white beaches of the Gulf, Alabama is a land of natural wonders. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy. Whether you want to hike across the mountaintops, explore caves and caverns, or enjoy the beauty of waterways and trails, Alabama outdoors has an exciting experience for you! Camp under the stars, hike in the mountains, canoe down winding rivers, wander through lush forests, or soak up the sun on beautiful white beaches. Come to Alabama and explore everything the nature lover in you is searching for.

Alabama's Hidden Gem: Fort Payne

November 2023

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Fort Payne is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This charming, small Alabama town holds a special vibe all its own. From its natural beauty to its rich history, Fort Payne has something for everyone. Our favorite things about the town are listed below.

Where to Stay:

Tucked away in North Alabama, Bear Creek Log Cabins offer a rustic retreat in charming 1800s American Pioneer log cabins. Situated on a 201-acre farm with mountain views and near Little River Canyon National Preserve, these cabins blend historic bliss with modern amenities each featuring a hot tub. 

Guests can enjoy hiking, fishing, and the farm animals on the property. Bear Creek Log Cabins is a great experience for families or just a getaway for two. These cabins can comfortably host families of five to 10 people with plenty of activities to please everyone. Owned by locals who are passionate about preserving wildlife and history, Bear Creek welcomes everyone who visits this beautiful place. 

Where to Eat:

Vintage 1889, established in 2013 within the historic Big Mill, has earned its reputation for delivering quality food and service and offers one of the area’s most extensive beer selections. The restaurant’s ambiance is unmatched with a captivating blend of vintage...

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Ultimate Travel Guide to the Coastal Region of Alabama

Kelsey and I were invited by Alabama Tourism to head to the coastal region of Alabama for a birding campaign. We were so...
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Our Top Picks for Outdoor Fun in Northern Alabama

Who’s ready for some out of state fun?! We recently took a trip to Northern Alabama for my birthday (because when the...
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Bird Watching in Alabama: Road Tripping Along the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail

Whether you’re an avid birder with years of experience or a newcomer (like me) to the world of birdwatching, Alabama...
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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.

Couple walking along the shoreline at an Alabama beach

Gulf Coast Beaches

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Landscape view with rocks at Mount Cheaha, AL

Mount Cheaha

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Inside view of Cathedral Caverns in Alabama

Cathedral Caverns

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People kayaking in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, AL

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Person exploring rock formations at Dismals Canyon, AL

Dismals Canyon

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Natural bridge rock formation in Alabama

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.
1398 County Road 5
Lineville, AL 36266
Bring the family and stay a while or stop by for a day of picnicking and prospecting. Plenty of camp...

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11981 Airport Road
Bay Minette, AL 36507
The City of Bay Minette proudly maintains its own Municipal Airport.

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842 Thompson Street
Gardendale, AL 35071
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2000 County Road 70
Leesburg, AL 35983
Rock climbing, primitive camping, hiking and nature trails.

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1312 Louise Drive Southeast
Jacksonville, AL 36265