5 Alabama Day Trips That Are Even Cooler During The Winter
There are many places in Alabama that are perfect for day trips, especially during winter. If you enjoy exploring the outdoors and can tolerate cold temperatures, you’re in luck because there are plenty of outdoor spots that make perfect winter day trips. Listed below are five of the best winter day trips in Alabama. Don’t forget to add them to your bucket list!
1. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park was established in 1933, making it Alabama's oldest continuously operated state park. It's situated on Cheaha Mountain, which happens to be Alabama's highest natural point. Cheaha State Park is also home to a variety of overlooks, including Bald Rock Overlook. Bald Rock Overlook offers one of the best views in the state, especially during winter.
Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
2. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of the state's most beautiful outdoor spots, especially whenever there's snow on the ground. Even though this scenic preserve is beautiful throughout the year, it's definitely worth exploring during the winter months.
Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
3. Town of Mentone
Mentone is located in DeKalb County, Alabama. With fewer than 400 residents, this charming mountain town is the perfect getaway destination during a cold Alabama winter. The views also can't be beat!
4. DeSoto Falls - Mentone
DeSoto Falls, which is located near Mentone and is part of DeSoto State Park, is one of Alabama's most stunning waterfalls. Plunging 104 feet, it's also one of the tallest. DeSoto Falls is great for visiting all year long, especially following a snowfall.
DeSoto Falls, Alabama 35984, USA
5. Gulf Coast Beaches
There are several people who would much rather visit Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast beaches as soon as their local temperatures drop. A visit to these beaches during winter is great because they're much less crowded when compared to summer months.
Have you ever been to any of these places in Alabama during winter? If so, what did you think about them? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
For additional information about Alabama’s DeSoto Falls, be sure to take a look at the following article:
You Can Practically Drive Right Up To The Beautiful DeSoto Falls In Alabama.
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