February 22, 2023

6 towns you need to visit along the Singing River Trail of North Alabama

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There is already so much to explore on the Singing River Trail; so many sights to see, so much history to learn, so many memories to make. What will eventually be a 200-plus mile greenway space connecting the communities of North Alabama, the Singing River Trail will create a multitude of exciting opportunities for the people along its path.

Get to know some of the towns that make up the Singing River Trail. Blaze the trail. Explore. Get connected. See it all. It’s right outside your front door, waiting for you. Are you in, North Alabama?

Huntsville

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A thriving city in North Alabama, Huntsville has literally everything to offer. From great food, to a bustling downtown area, to beautiful Big Spring Park, so named after the water source the city was built around, visiting Huntsville is an absolute must while traveling the Singing River Trail.

Decatur

Decatur is known as the “River City,” resting on the banks of the Tennessee River. It’s the perfect stop for the artistic set, boasting tons of culture and a booming arts and recreation scene.

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Bridgeport

A gem of a small town, Bridgeport is not to be missed. While there, spend time at the Depot Museum and check out the Russell Cave National Monument.

Courtland

The historic district of small-town Courtland is steeped in tradition, with architectural styles spanning 175 years. The Heritage Museum captures all the charm and beauty of Courtland.

Sheffield

With five miles of Tennessee shoreline, Sheffield is a vibrant town in the Shoals area of North Alabama. Take a stroll through Riverfront Park and walkway or learn about the area’s rich Native American history at Tuscumbia Landing.

Scottsboro

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Nothing is more peaceful than taking in the landscape where “the mountains meet the lakes,” which is exactly where you’ll find yourself while in Scottsboro. With tons of great food, fun recreation and southern hospitality, Scottsboro is the perfect place to stop while on the Singing River Trail.

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