Alabama November 21, 2017
9 Perfect Places In Alabama For People Who Hate Crowds
Crowds are the absolute worst! Don’t you agree? Alabama is home to a variety of attractions, many of which are consistently crowded with locals and tourists alike. Listed below are nine beautiful places in Alabama where you’ll less likely experience this problem. Check them out!
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. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located atop Lookout Mountain and is one of the most remote areas in Alabama. From hiking and camping, to fishing and kayaking, Little River Canyon National Preserve offers a variety of activities for anyone who loves the outdoors.
(4322 Little River Trail NE )
2. Weathington Park - Section
Weathington Park covers 13 acres and is located only a few miles from Scottsboro. This breathtaking park overlooks the Tennessee River and is situated off the beaten path. Unless you're from the tiny town of Section, you might be unaware Weathington Park exists. If you've never been to this park, make plans to visit soon. You'll love the amazing view it offers.
(6230 Tammy Little Dr)
3. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve - Birmingham
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve covers 1,038 acres and offers one of Alabama's most incredible views. This gorgeous nature preserve also offers 14 trails that are perfect for hiking, running and wildlife viewing. (1214 81st St S)
4. Fort Morgan Beach
Alabama is well known for its beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Fort Morgan Beach, which is located within the Gulf Shores region, is 'THE' beach to go to if you're looking for a place to relax and unwind without a large crowd. It's one of Alabama's most secluded beaches.
5. Natural Bridge Park - Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge Park is hidden away in the tiny town of Natural Bridge. The park's centerpiece is Natural Bridge, which just so happens to be the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. This remarkable bridge is also believed to be more than 200 million years old. Without a doubt, Natural Bridge is one of Alabama's magnificent gems!
(County Rd 314)
6. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge - West Blocton
Established in 2002, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is one of America's newest National Wildlife Refuges. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in Alabama, this refuge also features the world's largest stand of Cahaba lilies. The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge might be located off the beaten path, but once you discover it, you'll see that it was well worth the journey.
(CR 24, 5 miles east of West Blocton)
7. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park is located atop Cheaha Mountain, which is Alabama's highest natural point. The views you'll experience from this mountain are incredible, and nothing compares to the peacefulness you'll feel. In addition to hiking trails, Cheaha State Park also offers waterfalls, lakes, campgrounds and so much more.
(19644 Hwy 281)
8. Sipsey Wilderness
The Sipsey Wilderness is located within the Bankhead National Forest and covers approximately 26,000 acres. Featuring 45 miles of trails, this wilderness area is a hiker's dream. The Sipsey Wilderness might be one of the South's most popular hiking destinations, but because it covers such a large area, the likelihood of having to fight off a crowd is slim.
9. Audubon Bird Sanctuary - Dauphin Island
The Audubon Bird Sanctuary, which covers 137 acres, is located on Dauphin Island and is one of the nation's top birding spots. As you're strolling the trails within the sanctuary, you'll be surrounded by lots of beautiful scenery. Dauphin Island's Audubon Bird Sanctuary is such a beautiful and peaceful place. (213 Bienville Blvd)
Have you been to any of these places? If so, share your experience(s) with us!
Also, where in Alabama do you like to go to escape the crowds? Let us know in the comments!