Outdoors

Forever Wild: It’s open season for family and youth hunts

Registration is underway for the youth deer and duck hunts dates at M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area in Hale County. (Laura College/Unsplash) The hunts are November through January and registration ends Nov. 1. To register for a hunt, click here. “Youth hunts like these [...]

By |September 23, 2022|

3 ways the Alabama Black Belt promises unforgettable adventures

23 counties across the mid-section of Alabama are better known to locals as the Black Belt. This area between the Appalachian foothills and the Coastal Plain has become popular to tourists for many reasons, but there are a few standouts. Here’s what we’ve found when exploring Alabama’s beautiful Black Belt.

By |August 14, 2022|

Facing Waves: Visit Lake Guntersville with world-renown paddler Ken Whiting

Whiting and the Facing Waves crew came to Lake Guntersville in April of 2022 to film this show. He paddled through Morgan’s Cove, Guntersville Dam and discovered Painted Bluff and Hambrick Bat Cave during his adventures. He also tried his hand at kayak fishing Lake Guntersville, which is best known for its large-mouth bass.

By |August 12, 2022|

3 beautiful places to golf in North Alabama

North Alabama’s golfing community is one of vibrance and variety. With such a beautiful landscape serving as the backdrop to these greens, it can be easy to get lost in the environment and shank your shot for par into the majestic forests in the distance. When the time comes to set a tee-time this summer, here are a few North Alabama courses to take a swing at.

By |July 26, 2022|

Paddle your way through North Alabama with the whole family

With the natural beauty of North Alabama, as well as the many gorgeous bodies of water the region provides, paddling is a fantastic outdoor activity for the paddling veteran, as well as the novice. It is a particularly good activity for families to enjoy together, as it is an all-level sport.

By |July 12, 2022|

Best birding spots in Alabama

The last two years have been filled with an ebb and flow of trends throughout the pandemic. While some have faded, like bread baking and the popularity of Tiger King, others like board games and Zoom have remained. Another of the biggest lasting trends has been an increased interest in birdwatching. Businesses that sell birdfeed and backyard birdfeeders reported a sales increase of between 45 percent and 50 percent.  The usage of Audubon, a birdwatching app, also went way up. If you got into birdwatching during the pandemic or are curious to see what it’s all about, Alabama is a great place to start. Here are the best places to go birding in Alabama. 

By |July 7, 2022|
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