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Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. As leaves change and temperatures grow cooler, we are introducing our Alabama State […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: A holiday guide to Rickwood Caverns

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November 30, 2023

The South is no stranger to sport. From golf to football, fly-fishing, and hunting, men throughout the Southeast are known for their love of spending time outdoors. Though most are […]

Magnolia League: The South’s Game-Changing Skincare for Outdoorsmen

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November 29, 2023

A stroll through picturesque Mooresville might make you forget what century this is. The beautifully preserved, tree-shaded village was incorporated in 1818, a year before statehood. Its residents included future […]

A 200-mile trail through 27 towns to link North Alabama’s past with a bright future

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October 25, 2023

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. Early fall is one of the best times to experience the state’s parks […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: The ultimate guide to Gulf State Park

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October 23, 2023

Alyssa Hall, also known as Aly From Alabama, is sharing life in Alabama with her followers across the world. Aly has taken to social media to showcase her favorite Alabama […]

The Alabama-based influencer shining a spotlight on life in the Yellowhammer State

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October 17, 2023

 It won’t be long before then green summer forests give way to fall foliage featuring shades of yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and crimson. The Alabama State Parks System offers some […]

Fantastic fall foliage on its way to state parks across Alabama

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October 4, 2023

Named for the “blanket of dark soil” that covers a belt line across the state, Alabama’s Black Belt region boasts award-winning hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers praise the rich […]

Calling All Birders: Explore the Alabama Black Belt this season

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September 27, 2023

When most people think of agriculture in Alabama, they think of cotton or corn…maybe pecans, beans, sweet potatoes, or tomatoes…the typical roadside stand crops. But lavender?!? It turns out lavender, […]

Sweet Grown Alabama: 3 ways to use lavender in your home from a local lavender farmer

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September 15, 2023

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. Early fall is one of the best times to experience the state’s parks […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: The ultimate guide to Oak Mountain State Park

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September 6, 2023

  Singing River Trail is set to host its first annual Singing River Trail 5k and 10k through 1818 Farms on September 2nd. “The Singing River Trail will be a […]

Singing River Trail’s first annual 5K to take place this weekend at 1818 Farms

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August 28, 2023

The evolution of technology has been responsible for solving a myriad of problems across industries. One of these recent developments comes out of Foley, Alabama through the company SoilKit. According […]

SoilKit: Foley’s tech-focused business changing the landscape of the gardening industry

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August 21, 2023

While the Gulf Coast produces some of the nation’s best oysters, the southern staple is becoming a rare delicacy due to its population decline over the last 70 years. This environmental restoration project will reinvigorate oyster reefs at Cedar Point Beach.

Alabama’s Oyster Revival: Restoring the bounty at Cedar Point Beach

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August 14, 2023

“We are fortunate to live in a state that is blessed with such natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. From the mountains of Northeast Alabama, through the River Region and Black Belt in the center of the state, to the beaches and bays of the Gulf Coast, Alabama has something outdoors for everyone.”

Beauty and Innovation: Sharing Alabama’s greatest asset with the world

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July 27, 2023

Have you ever heard the phrase “life is a movie”? It’s a classic cliché that helps us romanticize our lives and see beauty in the mundane. The phrase is a […]

3 Alabama state parks to visit for that summer movie feeling

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July 20, 2023

Singing River Trail is a 200+ mile greenway initiative that seeks to “strengthen regional bonds, and creates new health and wellness, educational, economic, tourism, and entrepreneurial opportunities for the people […]

Reconnecting and Revitalizing: Singing River Trail brings exciting new opportunities to North Alabama

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July 17, 2023

Jemison Trail is a well-loved trail found in Mountain Brook, Alabama. The city of Mountain Brook has just announced that the trail will be closing on Monday, June 26th to […]

Mountain Brook’s Jemison Trail announces upcoming renovation

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June 23, 2023

Taking place on June 24 & 25, the annual Guntersville Lake HydroFest offers two days of competitive racing as drivers compete for the Southern Cup title. But HydroFest isn’t just […]

Adventure Lovers: Experience a weekend to remember at HydroFest

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June 8, 2023

Through an enormous greenway initiative, the Singing River Trail continues to blaze a path that will eventually connect the towns in North Alabama with over 200 miles of outdoor trail […]

Planting seeds in the “good soil” of the Singing River Trail

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May 21, 2023

Skateboarding has caught the attention of downtown Birmingham and the City of Huntsville; with the public support of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk. However, there is still a need for a […]

5 reasons a skate park for Hoover just makes sense

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May 18, 2023

Lying on a luxury queen-sized bed within a tent, one thought comes to my mind: ‘Can I get those cicadas to sing a show tune?’ Such thoughts also brought interior […]

The Northern Alabama glamping experience bringing visitors from all over the state

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April 28, 2023

  Oak Mountain State Park is the largest state park in Alabama and offers over 11,000 acres. Oak Mountain is home to “more than 100 miles of trails, an 18-hole […]

Oak Mountain’s Lunker Lake Trail opens just in time for Alabama’s spring weather

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April 26, 2023