Stay The Weekend In This One Alabama Town For The Ultimate Fall Getaway
Now that the fall season has finally arrived, there’s no better time to take a weekend getaway. Alabama is home to many towns that are perfect for a fall getaway, including Fort Payne. For information about this historic town, including places you should visit, take a look below.
Fort Payne, which is located atop Lookout Mountain, is one of Alabama's most charming towns. It's also the perfect destination for a fall getaway.
One of Fort Payne's most beautiful locations is Little River Canyon National Preserve, which is best known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." While here, you'll experience breathtaking waterfalls and magnificent views.
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located at 4322 Little River Trl., Fort Payne, AL 35967. It's open daily during daylight hours.
If you enjoy antiquing, you'll want to visit Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques. From art and furniture, to clothing and dishes, this antique mall offers a little bit of everything.
Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques is located at 151 8th St. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
For history lovers and train enthusiasts, a visit to the Fort Payne Depot Museum is a must! Erected in 1891, the museum building served as a railroad depot for 85 years. Today, the depot museum receives approximately 3,500 visitors yearly.
The Fort Payne Depot Museum is located at 105 5th St. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. Its hours are as follows: Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Museum Annex is closed on Sunday.); Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday - closed.
When it comes time to eat, Sally's Smokin' Butt BBQ is a wonderful choice. Offering everything from pulled pork and smoked chicken, to beef brisket and BBQ ribs, there's something on the menu for everyone who loves barbecue.
Sally's Smokin' Butt BBQ is located at 2904 Gault Ave. S, Fort Payne, AL 35967. Its hours are as follows: Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday-Tuesday, closed.
If you're a fan of the outdoors, you'll want to visit DeSoto State Park during your weekend getaway. From hiking and fishing, to swimming and kayaking, this incredible state park offers a variety of activities for all ages. DeSoto State Park also attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Southeast and beyond.
DeSoto State Park is located at 7104 DeSoto Pkwy. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. It's open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.
For a relaxing place to stay, DeSoto State Park also offers mountain chalets, log cabins, and rustic cabins that are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.
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