Drive To 6 Incredible Summer Spots Throughout Alabama On This Scenic Weekend Road Trip
Alabama is home to a variety of places that are perfect for a summer visit. One of the best ways to experience several of these places at once is via a weekend road trip. Listed below, we’ve mapped a road trip route that’ll take you to six of Alabama’s most incredible summer spots. With a driving distance of only 439 miles and an estimated drive time of 7 hours and 49 minutes, it can be accomplished in a weekend. While making your summer plans, don’t forget to add the following road trip to your itinerary.
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1. Lake Guntersville
Your first stop will be Lake Guntersville. Covering approximately 69,000 acres, Lake Guntersville is Alabama's largest lake. It's the perfect spot for skiing, boating, swimming, and fishing this summer. Click
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2. Hippie Hole - Fort Payne
Following a short drive, you'll arrive at Alabama's Hippie Hole. This popular swimming hole is tucked away inside North Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve. Over the years, it's become a popular gathering spot during the summer months. Click
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3. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve - Pinson
Your next stop will be Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. which covers approximately 500 acres and is one of Alabama's most beautiful nature spots. During the summer months, locals and visitors are attracted to the preserve's main feature, a waterfall. This is a popular area to swim, and it's also used as a natural waterslide. Click
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4. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Following another short drive, you'll arrive at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to go strolling on a summer day. Covering approximately 67.5 acres, it's Alabama's largest living museum. It's also free to visit. Click
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5. Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental - Robertsdale
You'll then embark on a scenic drive to Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental in Robertsdale where you'll rent a tube, a kayak, or a canoe and float down the Styx River. While floating down this river, you'll experience lots of beautiful scenery. Click
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6. Gulf State Park - Gulf Shores
Alabama's Gulf State Park offers two miles of beautiful white-sand beaches. It's also one of the Gulf Coast's top outdoor attractions. Gulf State Park also offers a variety of summer activities, including swimming, skiing, boating, and more. Click
for more information about Gulf State Park and its beautiful beaches.
Have you ever been to any of these six incredible summer spots in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Alabama’s Hippie Hole, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Natural Swimming Hole In Alabama That Will Take You Back To The Good Ole Days.
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Guntersville Lake, Alabama 35769, USA
Hippie Hole, Little River Canyon Rim Pkwy, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL 35126, USA
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA
Styx River Tube and Canoe Rental, 26091 Waterworld Rd, Robertsdale, AL 36567, USA
Gulf State Park, 20115 State Park Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA