Alabama Nature July 19, 2019
7 Locations In Alabama That Have The Most Spectacular Views
Nothing beats a spectacular view! Luckily, here in Alabama, there are several places to experience a spectacular view. From picturesque parks to majestic mountains, the options are endless. Listed below are seven locations in Alabama that offer the most spectacular views. You’ll want to visit them all!
1. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park opened to the public in 1933, which makes it Alabama's oldest continuously operated state park. It's also located atop Cheaha Mountain, the state's highest natural point. According to several people, Cheaha State Park's best view can be experienced from Bald Rock. Address: 19644 Highway 281, Delta, AL, 36258
2. Smith Mountain Fire Tower - Tallapoosa County
Smith Mountain Fire Tower, which is 80 feet tall, is located in Tallapoosa County near Dadeville. It offers an incredible panoramic view of Lake Martin
3. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve - Birmingham
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, which covers around 1,000 acres, features several hiking trails that offer an incredible view of Birmingham and a former iron ore quarry. It's also a great place to watch a sunset. Address: 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35206
4. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of Alabama's most beautiful nature spots. While hiking the preserve's trails, visitors will experience a breathtaking view of the canyon and its many features, including waterfalls. Address: 4322 Little River Trail Northeast, Fort Payne, AL, 35967
5. Cherokee Rock Village - Leesburg
Cherokee Rock Village covers 200 acres and features numerous sandstone boulders that measure as high as 200 feet. Many researchers believe these boulders are approximately 300 million years old. Cherokee Rock Village attracts rock climbers from all over the world, and it's best known for its jaw-dropping views. Address: 2000 County Road 70, Leesburg, AL, 35983
6. Weathington Park - Section
Weathington Park, which is located just minutes from Scottsboro, is one of Alabama's best-kept secrets. This lesser-known park covers 13 acres and offers a spectacular view of the Tennessee River. Address: Tammy Little Drive, Section, AL, 35771
7. Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is a small town that's located on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. Because of its stunning sunset views, it's nicknamed the "Sunset Capital of Alabama." If you've never experienced a sunset view from Dauphin Island, you don't know what you're missing!
Where in Alabama is your favorite place to experience a spectacular view? Let us know in the comments below!
For more information about the views you’ll experience from Cheaha Mountain, be sure to take a look at our previous article:
This Is The Highest Point In Alabama And The Views Are Positively Breathtaking.