Alabama Nature September 26, 2018
Here Are The 9 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Alabama When You Need A Break From It All
Whenever you’re feeling stressed, it might be a sign that you need a break from it all. Thankfully, there are several places in Alabama that offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From parks and preserves, to towns and refuges, here are the nine most peaceful places to go in Alabama when you need a break from it all:
1. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Best known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of the South's most scenic areas. From hiking and camping, to swimming and fishing, it's the perfect spot for anyone who loves the outdoors. You can visit Little River Canyon National Preserve at 4322 Little River Trl. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967.
2. Magnolia Springs
Magnolia Springs is a small town that's located on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From its lovely scenery to its historic charm, this beautiful town is a must-visit for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
3. Weathington Park - Section
Weathington Park is located just outside of Scottsboro and is one of Alabama's best-kept secrets. Covering 13 acres, this beautiful park offers a spectacular view of the Tennessee River and is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon. You can visit Weathington Park at Tammy Little Dr., Section, AL 35771.
4. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge - West Blocton
The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most beautiful places in Alabama. It was established in 2002 and is home to the world's largest stand of Cahaba lilies. You can visit the Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge at CR 24, West Blocton, AL 35184.
With less than 500 residents, Mentone is one of Alabama's smallest towns. Nestled atop Lookout Mountain, this tiny mountain town is the perfect getaway destination for anyone wanting rest and relaxation.
6. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve - Birmingham
Alabama's Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve covers more than 1,000 acres and offers an incredible view that lets us see for miles and miles. This scenic preserve is also the perfect spot for exploring year-round. You can visit Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at 1214 81st St. S, Birmingham, AL 35206.
7. Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island, which is nicknamed the "Sunset Capital of Alabama," is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast. This 14-mile island is the perfect vacation destination for the entire family and is a must-visit year-round.
8. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park covers nearly 3,000 acres and is located atop Cheaha Mountain - Alabama's highest natural point. This state park attracts people from near and far because of Cheaha Mountain's spectacular views. You can visit Cheaha State Park at 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258.
9. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve - Pinson
Alabama's Turkey Creek Nature Preserve covers nearly 500 acres and is considered one of the state's best outdoor spots. This preserve is also home to one of the Southeast's most beautiful waterfalls and most popular swimming holes. You can visit Turkey Creek Nature Preserve at 3906 Turkey Creek Rd., Pinson, AL 35126.
Have you been to any of these peaceful places? If so, what did you think? Please share your experience(s) with us in the comments.
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