Alabama December 02, 2016
10 Natural Sceneries That Will Inspire You To Get Out And Explore Alabama
Here in Alabama, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by different types of beautiful scenery. From majestic mountains and scenic canyons, to flowing rivers and gorgeous lakes, Alabama’s natural sceneries will most certainly bring out the explorer in you.
Listed below are 10 natural sceneries that’ll inspire you to get out and explore Alabama.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve - 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, located in Jefferson County, is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeast. Pictured: Blue Hole
2. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge - 12295 AL Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, AL
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1980, is the perfect adventure spot for exploring, especially if you love animals. This refuge's five trails provide great hiking opportunities.
3. Sipsey Wilderness - William Bankhead National Forest
The Sipsey Wilderness, located within the William Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama, is one of the best hiking areas in the U.S. With countless trails, the Sipsey Wilderness is a hiker's paradise.
4. Perry Lakes Park - AL-175, Marion, AL
Perry Lakes Park, which covers 600 acres, is a natural river bottomland that contains four oxbow lakes, in addition to scenic hiking trails. Perry Lakes Park, located in Perry County, is also a popular birding site along the Alabama Birding Trail.
5. Monte Sano Mountain - Huntsville, AL
Monte Sano Mountain is home to Monte Sano State Park, located in Madison County. This Alabama mountain is best known for its amazing views, fresh air and bountiful mineral springs. Monte Sano Mountain provides many hiking opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
6. Little River Canyon National Preserve - 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL
The Little River Canyon National Preserve, located atop Lookout Mountain, is a nature lover's dream! A few of the preserve's most popular recreational activities include fishing, swimming, hunting and camping. Pictured: Little River Falls
7. Neversink Pit - Fackler, AL
Neversink Pit, located in Jackson County, Alabama, is one of the most visited and photographed sinkholes in the world. Cavers from around the world are attracted to Neversink Pit's rare ferns and stunning waterfalls.
8. Dismals Canyon - 901 County Rd 8, Phil Campbell, AL
Dismals Canyon, located in Franklin County, is one of the most beautiful hidden spots in Alabama. It's home to two waterfalls, six natural bridges and a rare insect known as a dismalite - a glowworm.
9. Cheaha Mountain - Delta, AL
Cheaha Mountain is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, and it's also home to Cheaha State Park - Alabama's oldest continuously operating state park. With an elevation of 2,407 feet, Cheaha Mountain is Alabama’s highest natural point.
10. Noccalula Falls Historic Gorge Trail - 1500 Noccalula Rd, Gadsden, AL
Noccalula Falls is one of Alabama's most visited natural attractions. The Noccalula Falls Historic Gorge Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail that'll lead you to the bottom of the falls, and it's accessible year-round.
Have you explored any of these beautiful places in Alabama? To see more of Alabama’s natural scenery, here’s a road trip you don’t want to miss:
The Ultimate Alabama Natural Wonders Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Take It.