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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Experience Holiday Magic in Alabama

Holiday nights are best spent under dazzling light displays. So, round up your family or bring that special someone, pack the car, and get ready to enter a holiday wonderland that you can experience all season long.

Galaxy of Lights; Huntsville

It just would not be the holiday season without Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights. Experience 2.5 miles of magnificent light displays weaving together holiday themes, classic characters and scenes from the natural world. These larger-than-life displays include special exhibits such as a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the 12 days of Christmas. And the best part is the garden’s drive-through nights allow you to experience the holiday magic from the comforting warmth of your car. 

Sportsman's Wonderland; Cullman

Drive through a Christmas light extravaganza in Sportsman Lake Park in Cullman. As you drive through the park, you are surrounded by...

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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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Take in The Fall Foliage in Sweet Home Alabama

As the greens of summer begin to surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods and orange maples, Sweet Home...
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Alabama's Seven Natural Wonders

Go for a hike, a bike, or a stroll through picturesque mountains, layered canyons and scenic valleys in Sweet Home...
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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.
Campground
15440 Dauphin Island Parkway
Coden, AL 36523
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Other Park
350 Market Street East
Athens, AL 35611
Locally known as the Duck Pond Park.
Guides Tours Or Rides
27212 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gulf Coast aboard the largest, most comfortable parasail boats on the island. Come fly with the company that has the newest, nicest equipment and a stellar safety record.
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
415 Company Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Canoe/sit-on-top kayak rentals on Coosa River. Class II and III rapids, breathtaking scenery, fishing, nature watching. Novice to professional paddlers and outdoorsmen. Overnight: Tallapoosa River
Campground
12307 CR 6
Castleberry, AL 36432