Not Many People Know About This Wildlife Sanctuary Right Here In Alabama
Many times, the best outdoor places to visit are those that are lesser known. Not only do you get to experience amazing places without having to fight the crowds, but you’ll most likely be at a location that’s well maintained. Alabama is home to several lesser known places that are worth a visit, including the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. To learn all about this wildlife sanctuary, which is truly located off the beaten path, read on.
The Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary is located in southeast Huntsville near Hays Nature Preserve. This lesser known wildlife sanctuary is a must-visit all year long.
Spanning more than 375 acres of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest, this wildlife sanctuary is the perfect spot for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to get closer to nature.
Situated along the Flint River, the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary is a true hidden gem.
Unlike most other wildlife sanctuaries, this lesser-known sanctuary doesn't offer large amenities. However, it does offer more than three miles of scenic trails that are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
The Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several bird species. With fall right around the corner, you'll also see an abundance of turtles during your visit.
The next time you're in the Huntsville area, be sure to check out the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. Even though it's lesser known than many of Alabama's other wildlife sanctuaries, it's certainly worth a visit.
To reach the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary, you'll take Highway 431 South. After passing Old Highway 431/Cecil Ashburn Drive, you'll turn right onto Taylor Lane. You'll then turn left onto Taylor Road. While driving down this road, you'll need to look for a brown sign. Upon finding it, you'll see the sanctuary's parking lot on the left. You can refer to this
Google map if needed.
If you were already familiar with this hidden wildlife sanctuary, please let us know in the comments.
For information about Hays Nature Preserve, which is located near the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary, b e sure to check out our previous article: The Little Known Natural Oasis In Alabama Perfect For Outdoor Lovers Of All Ages .
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