Alabama January 13, 2017
The Little Known Natural Oasis In Alabama Perfect For Outdoor Lovers Of All Ages
When it comes to natural scenic beauty, Alabama doesn’t disappoint. Nestled on the outskirts of Huntsville, Alabama is a little known oasis that, unless you’re a local, you may not be familiar with. This beautiful area is the one and only Hays Nature Preserve.
Hays Nature Preserve is a park that's located along the Flint River and offers a variety of activities for all ages. From hiking and biking, to horseback riding and fishing, you'll never run out of fun things to do while visiting this nature spot.
With several paved trails, the entire family can explore this beautiful area by accessing the Flint River Greenway - a scenic trail that winds through the Hays Nature Preserve. This popular greenway connects with the Big Cove Creek Greenway.
In addition to fishing, paddling is another water activity that's enjoyed by many at Hays Nature Preserve. This popular outdoor activity is great for all ages. However, small children should always be accompanied by an adult. As you make your way down the Flint River, you'll experience lots of natural scenic beauty.
Because Hays Nature Preserve is part of the North Alabama Birding Trail, you can expect to see a variety of beautiful birds. However, this isn't the only type of wildlife you'll see. You'll also possibly encounter deer, rabbits, tortoises and raccoons.
Children of all ages love the Terrame Natural Playground, which consists of unique play equipment that's been constructed from old logs.
There's also a fort and a group of teepees located within the playground area.
Hays Nature Preserve is a true hidden gem that outdoor enthusiasts can't get enough of. If you've never been to this unique Alabama park, make plans to visit soon. It's open all year round, including holidays, from dawn until dusk. Admission is free. Hays Nature Preserve is located at 7153 US 431, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763.
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