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Just across the Black Warrior River from Tuscaloosa, Northport, AL is a captivating destination that offers a rich blend of natural beauty, culinary excellence, and recreational activities. Begin your journey with a visit to Van De Graaff Park and Arboretum, a sprawling green space that serves as a sanctuary for both flora and fauna, making it a must-visit for nature lovers. For those who enjoy water activities or simply want to soak up some sun, Pier 43 and Treasure Island County Park offer excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking.

If you're a fan of outdoor sports, Sokol Park is your go-to destination for everything from hiking and biking to disc golf. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a casual yet delicious meal at Brown Bag restaurant, known for its homestyle Southern cooking. For a more upscale dining experience, The Blue Plate restaurant offers a menu that's both innovative and rooted in Southern tradition. Venture through historic downtown Northport and discover the city’s past, or marvel at the master works at the Kentuck Art Center and Festival of the Arts.

The Kentuck Art Center.

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Have Yourself An Alabama-Made Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Have yourself an Alabama-made Christmas by supporting local artists throughout our state. Here are a few places to get you started:

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Holiday Sweet Treats

The holidays are in full swing, and we want to spread some holiday cheer through the best possible way… sweet holiday confections. Check out some of the local favorites from across Alabama.

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