Alabama is a state that’s filled with natural beauty that add to the list of things to do in Alabama. From rivers and lakes to waterfalls and canyons, here are 15 places in Alabama that show how beautiful the state truly is:
1. Mardis Mill Falls - Fowler Spring
Also referred to as Graves Falls, this 15-ft waterfall is quite popular among swimmers, kayakers and photographers.
2. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores is the perfect beach vacation getaway that's great for the entire family.
3. Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville Botanical Garden has an area of 112 acres and is open year-round. It's also one of Alabama's top paid tourist attractions.
4. Tallapoosa River
The Tallapoosa River is a short, dam-release whitewater river that flows for 265 miles.
5. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve - Pinson
Pictured: Turkey Creek Falls
6. Lake Martin
At 44,000 acres, Lake Martin, which is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties, is one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States.
7. Mt. Cheaha - Delta
With an elevation of 2,411 ft, Mt. Cheaha is Alabama's highest natural point.
8. Sipsey Wilderness - Bankhead National Forest
Without a doubt, the Sipsey Wilderness is the best place in northern Alabama for backpacking and hiking.
9. Cathedral Caverns - Woodville
Originally called Bat Cave, Cathedral Caverns is home to “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world (45 ft tall and 243 ft in circumference).
10. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Pictured: Rainbow Falls
11. Langan Park - Mobile
Langan Park is a 720-acre municipal park. It's home to the Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Botanical Gardens and Playhouse in the Park.
12. Tennessee River
The Tennessee River provides some of the best fishing opportunities in Alabama.
13. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - Theodore
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre public garden that's located on the Fowl River. It features gorgeous blooms year-round.
14. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Mentone
Little River Falls, pictured above, is a beautiful waterfall atop Lookout Mountain.
15. Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham
At 9,940 acres, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park.
It simply amazes me that Alabama is filled with so much natural beauty! What place(s) do you consider to be the most beautiful in Alabama?