In Alabama, we’re fortunate to have beautiful scenery all around us. Sprawling forests, glistening lakes and picturesque waterfalls are just a few examples of the beautiful scenery we get to enjoy every day. Listed below are 10 of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Alabama.
1. DeSoto Falls
At more than 100 feet high, DeSoto Falls is one of the tallest and most
visited waterfalls in Alabama, and it also flows year-round. This AMAZING waterfall is a part of DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama.
2. Gulf Shores Beach
There aren't many things more relaxing than the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens
All of the vibrant plants and flowers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are GORGEOUS!
4. Lake Martin
Lake Martin, located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties, is a 40,000+ acre lake with more than 750 miles of wooded shoreline. This lake is perfect for relaxing on the shore, on a pier, or out in the water on a boat.
5. William B. Bankhead National Forest
The William B. Bankhead National Forest, located in Double Springs, is one of Alabama's four national forests and covers 181,230 acres. Hikers LOVE this forest!
6. Noccolula Falls Park
Located in Gadsden, Noccalula Falls Park is a 250-acre public park featuring a beautiful waterfall that plunges 90 feet into a lush ravine. The sounds of this waterfall are very SOOTHING!
7. Bellingrath Gardens & Home
This 65-acre public garden and historic home, located in Theodore, is a great place to visit if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
8. Dismals Canyon
The pristine surroundings of Dismals Canyon, located in Phil Campbell, offer a quiet oasis perfect for relaxing.
9. Lake Guntersville
Located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, Lake Guntersville is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres. It's also the PERFECT lake to spend a relaxing afternoon.
10. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
The scenery in the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Cahaba River in central Alabama, is AMAZING! This refuge area supports some of the most diverse species of plants in the southeastern United States. You'll see plants here that you probably won't see anywhere else.