For any place you visit, one thing always holds true: Locals know best. So that's why we asked Lake Martin resident Chad McWhirter for the lowdown on his favorite lake haunts to help you plan a weekend getaway to Alabama’s largest lake.
Nicknamed "The River City," Decatur is beautifully situated along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. It is well known for the 500-acre Point Mallard Park, which is home to a water park (with America’s first wave pool), outdoor activities like golf and tennis, campsites, and more. While Point Mallard can keep you busy for days, there is much more to see and do in Decatur. The city is steeped in history and offers many experiences off the beaten path!
It’s a star turn for Wetumpka as the small town along the Coosa River in Elmore County takes center stage in “Home Town Takeover,” a new HGTV show. Small town revitalization and renovation super heroes Erin and Ben Napier are giving a whole town makeover to Wetumpka in a new six-episode series premiering May 2.
When temperatures start rising, do you hear lake breezes whispering to you? Beckoning you to the water’s edge for relaxation? If you're looking for a summer lake getaway, River Rocks Plantation at Lake Guntersville is a hidden getaway. Located in North Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville, River Rocks Plantation offers vacation rental homes as well as homes and lots for purchase along Alabama's largest lake. Here's what to do on a weekend there: