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.
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:
Acre is located in historic downtown Auburn three blocks from...
Lake Guntersville is the perfect spot for an end-of-the-summer getaway
Weekend Getaways in Alabama
Experience Holiday Magic in Alabama
Featured Locations & Events
Whether it's bird watching or hiking, Alabama has some of the greatest outdoor experiences waiting for you.
Before planning your trip, be sure to check out upcoming events!
2021 Spinners Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Show
PrattvilleMore Details »
Alabama's Natural Wonders
From towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches, natural wonders abound here in Alabama.