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Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest offers a peaceful atmosphere that is filled in wild game, camping, and hiking utopias. The forest also features picturesque scenic waterfalls throughout its striking setting. The total Forest covers 392,567 acres (613.39 sq mi, or 1,588.66 km2) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Before it was bought by the federal […]

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Pinhoti Hiking Trail

The Alabama Pinhoti Trail, a national recreation trail, is the pride of Alabama hikers. This 100+ mile long path is the backbone of a trail system second to none in the state as it meanders through rolling hillsides, up rocky crags, past mountain streams and waterfalls, and the panoramic vistas atop the mountains of the […]

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Bennett Farms

Bennett Farms is a fourth generation farm with activities for the whole family.  Their hayride takes you by the pumpkin patch where every pumpkin seed is planted by hand.  They also have an animal petting farm with a donkey, miniature horses, chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, and more. There is also a hay bale maze and […]

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Lake Point Disc Golf

It is true that you can find beauty and relaxation all in one place.  When you visit Lake Point Park Disc Golf Course you will experience a get away from the busy hectic world. Lake Point Park Disc Golf Course was established in 2008 in Heflin, Alabama. The course is surrounded by gorgeous woodlands and […]

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Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s premiere rails-to-trails project. It wanders 33 miles through the countryside of Calhoun and Cleburne counties and it connects the municipalities of Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver and Anniston. Seen along the way are beautiful wetlands, streams, forests, farmlands, and a horizon filled with mountains. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a family […]

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Loyd Owens Canoe Trail

The Lloyd Owen’s Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River offers access to some of the most beautiful undisturbed scenery in Alabama. The river is mostly flatwater with many small shoals. This section of the Tallapoosa offers paddlers of all skill levels an unforgettable experience. 40 miles with 5 boat ramps. Upper Tallappoosa headwater region to […]

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Talladega Scenic Drive

Catch a bird’s eye view of Alabama when you drive the Talladega Scenic Drive. At its highest point, you will find yourself on Cheaha Mountain, 2,407 feet above sea level, the highest point in Alabama. You will be awe-struck by the view of the Appalachian Mountains, rock outcroppings, and small rural settlements nestled among the […]

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Coleman Lake Recreational Area

(in the Talladega National Forest) The newly renovated Coleman Lake Recreation Area is peacefully nestled into the Talladega Mountains For recreationists who want to get away from the crowds, but want a few modern conveniences, Coleman Lake Recreation Area is your place to be. There are 39 campsites with water and electrical hookups, bathhouses, a […]

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The Fruithurst Winery Co.

The Fruithurst Winery is nestled just north of the town of Fruithurst, AL.  Its name comes from one of the original wineries in the state.  Surrounded by fifteen acres of muscadine vineyards, now owned and operated by two cousins, it carries the elegance and culture of what was then and will forever be the vineyard […]

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Cheaha State Park

Mt Cheaha is Alabama’s highest point, and it is one of the southernmost locations to find a number of the state’s more interesting breeding birds, such as Blue-headed vireo, Cedar waxwing, and Sharp-shinned hawk. Additionally, as the park is located in the middle of the Talladega National Forest, the area consists of vast tracts of […]

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Talladega Mountains Natural Resource Center

The Talladega Mountains Natural Resource Center (a partnership between Jacksonville State University, the Cleburne County Commission and the Talladega National Forest) opened in November, 2012. The Mountain Center houses the JSU Field Schools and will act as a visitor center to “the highest concentration of nationally protected natural areas” in the country. The JSU Field […]

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