Alabama Nature November 05, 2017
10 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Alabama You Must See Before You Die
When it comes to natural scenic beauty, Alabama has you covered! From lakes and canyons, to gardens and parks, Alabama is home to such a variety of beautiful places. Listed below are 10 beautiful places in Alabama you must see before you die. How many have you visited?
Note: For additional information about each place, simply click on the link in the caption.
Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park is located on Cheaha Mountain, Alabama's highest natural point. While atop Cheaha Mountain, you'll experience the most breathtaking views.
(19644 Hwy 281)
Bellingrath Gardens & Home -Theodore
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, which covers 65 acres, is located right outside of Mobile. This garden estate is considered one of Alabama's most beautiful outdoor attractions. (12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd)
Perry Lakes Park - Marion
Perry Lakes Park covers 600 acres and features four oxbow lakes, which were formed nearly 150 years ago. This scenic area also offers great hiking opportunities. (AL-175)
Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Dismals Canyon, which is part of an 85-acre preserve, is located within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Alabama. This National Natural Landmark is home to rare insects known as dismalites, and it's a must-visit for all nature lovers.
(901 Hwy 8)
Kymulga Grist Mill & Kymulga Covered Bridge - Childersburg
The Kymulga Grist Mill and Kymulga Covered Bridge are located off the beaten path and date all the way back to the Civil War. The grist mill still operates today, and this scenic spot is perfect for visiting on a fall day. (7346 Grist Mill Rd)
Alabama is home to some of the finest beaches in the world, and Gulf Shores is the state's main beach area. Over the years, Gulf Shores has become Alabama’s top vacation destination. Besides beaches, this Gulf Coast town also offers watersports, championship golf courses and thrilling zip lines.
Noccalula Falls Park - Gadsden
The centerpiece of Noccalula Falls Park is of course Noccalula Falls. This magnificent waterfall cascades 90 feet over a ledge and into a lush ravine. Noccalula Falls, which was originally known as "Black Creek Falls," is one of Alabama's most visited natural attractions. (1500 Noccalula Rd)
Smith Lake, which covers 22,000 acres, is located in Cullman, Walker and Winston counties. It's been hailed the most beautiful lake in the Southeast, and it's one of the cleanest in the nation. Smith Lake is a true gem!
Bankhead National Forest
The Bankhead National Forest is located in North Alabama and is the state's ultimate waterfall destination. It's also one of the South's best hiking destinations.
DeSoto Caverns - Childersburg
DeSoto Caverns is a beautiful series of caves located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. The one thing that makes DeSoto Caverns truly unique is that it features one of the world's largest collections of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites.
(5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy)
What other beautiful places in Alabama would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
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