Alabama October 12, 2016
This Charming Alabama Town Is Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip
If you’re wanting to experience a great autumn day in Alabama, look no further than the charming town of Fort Payne. From beautiful scenery to unique attractions, this historic town offers a little something for everyone.
Fort Payne, the county seat of DeKalb County, is tucked away in the northeast region of Alabama and is home to less than 15,000 residents. This historic town is so beautiful during the fall season.
One of Fort Payne's most popular attractions is the Little River Canyon National Preserve. From waterfalls and streams, to canyons and bluffs, this nature preserve is one of the most beautiful spots in Alabama, and there's no better time to visit than right now. (4322 Little River Trl NE)
DeSoto State Park is also one of Fort Payne's most popular attractions. This state park is located atop Lookout Mountain and offers a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, picnicking and so much more. (7104 DeSoto Pkwy NE)
If history interests you, you'll want to include the Fort Payne Depot Museum on your itinerary. This historic depot museum was built in 1891 and receives an average of 3,000 visitors yearly. (105 5th St NE)
If you're a fan of country music, you're probably aware that Fort Payne is the hometown of country music supergroup Alabama. The Alabama Fan Club and Museum is a great place to learn just about everything there is to know about them. (101 Glenn Blvd SW)
When it's time to eat, 'The Strand' is a great choice. From hot dogs and hamburgers, to catfish and ribs, there's something on the menu for everyone. Don't forget to save room for a slice of their delicious pie. (215 Gault Ave N)
Maybe you're not really hungry, but you could sure use a pick-me-up. If so, you're in luck! 'The Spot' is a great coffee shop in Ft. Payne that offers a wide variety of coffees and paninis. It's a true hidden gem and definitely worthy of a visit. (101 Gault Ave N)
If you enjoy antiquing, head on over to Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques. Here you'll find a variety of antiques and vintage items at great prices. (151 8th St NE)
These are just a few of the items currently available at Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques.
If you're feeling artsy, stop by Orbix Hot Glass to view their beautiful collection of blown glass. On October 22, 9am-4pm, this unique glass company will be having an 'Open Studio Day.' On this day, visitors will get to watch demonstrations and have a chance to blow an ornament. Here's a complete list of dates for ornament blowing: October 15th, 22nd, 29th; November 5th, 12th, 19th, 25th, 26th; December 3rd, 10th, 17th. (3869 County Rd 275)
These are the type of beautiful creations you'll see when you visit Orbix Hot Glass.
As you can see, there’s no better town in Alabama to visit on an autumn day than Fort Payne. What do you think? Does Fort Payne sound like the perfect town for an autumn day trip? Share your thoughts with us?
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