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Birchfield Farms

A short drive off US280 in Jackson’s Gap, Tallapoosa County, brings you to Birchfield Farms, an aquaponic farm in operation since September 2012.  Tony Birchfield manages the property and they produce okra, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, beans and burpless cucumbers.  One of the favorite items is the talapia raised right there on site.  Their vegetables and […]

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Oscar C. Dunn Rotary Environmental Center

The Oscar C. Dunn Rotary Environmental Center is part of Easter Seals Camp ASCCA, a nationally recognized leader in providing outdoor therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities.  Located on the far northern part of Lake Martin,  the Center is open to the public by appointment and is divided into three large areas:  an extraordinary scientific […]

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Smith Mountain Fire Tower

Come see Lake Martin like you’ve never seen it before!  Originally built in 1939, the restored Smith Mountain Fire Tower was opened to the public on June 16, 2012.  Visitors hike up the half-mile trail from the parking area to the tower where they can climb up to the cab. The view from the cab, which […]

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Coon Creek Nature Preserve and Recreation Area

Located on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, this preserve includes the one-mile Overlook Loop trail and the four-mile Wood Duck trail, both good for woodland songbirds. The upland portions harbor Northern Bobwhites, Wild Turkeys, sparrows, towhees, Eastern Bluebirds, and other woodland birds. The areas bordering the water afford opportunities to scan for waterfowl, gulls, […]

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Lake Martin

Located on the outskirts of Alexander City in Central Alabama, Lake Martin is a 44,000-acre impoundment on the Tallapoosa River with an astounding 750 miles of shoreline. Lake Martin is arguably the most popular recreational reservoir in Alabama attracting literally hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Alabama Power Company impounded the waters of the Tallapoosa […]

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Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Wind Creek  boasts the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites.  One hundred eighty-seven sites are waterfront,  allowing for fishing, swimming, and boating. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing […]

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Cherokee Ridge Hiking Trails

This area has 11 miles of hiking trails, with one skirting the shoreline of Lake Martin for approximately 4 miles. Other areas of the trails are high rocky ridges and bluffs, some with vistas of six to eight miles overlooking Kowaliga Bay and Chimney Rock. Bald Eagles are regularly spotted over the lake; Wild Turkeys […]

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

In March 1814, General Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa, cut a 52-mile trail through the forest in three days, and on the 26th made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend. The next morning, Jackson sent General John Coffee and 700 mounted infantry and 600 Cherokee and Creek allies three miles down-stream to […]

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The Wellborn Musclecar Museum

Open in 2010, the Wellborn MuscleCar Museum houses the world’s largest collection of 1969-1971 Dodge Chargers.  Included in the collection are the famous Daytona wing cars. The musclecar era was a defining period in American history, an indelibly etched component of an entire generation. It remains a significant cultural footprint of rebellion, rock-n-roll and fast […]

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Charles E. Bailey Sportplex

A part of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail, the Sportplex is an interesting combination of attractively wooded grounds surrounding athletic fields and open parking areas. There are hiking trails that originate from the rear corner of a large parking lot on Arena Drive.  The understory is quite open through much of the property, and sight […]

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Carlisle Drug Store Soda Fountain

Step back in time and order a fountain drink from the original and continuously operating 1914 soda fountain.  Located inside the drug store. Since 1914 people have been coming in Carlisle Drug to get a Limeade made at the soda bar. 12  Main Street Alexander City AL  35010 (256) 234-4211 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carlisle-Drug/123609707717508  

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Hodges Vineyards and Winery

Experience the taste of fine wines in East Central Alabama. Enjoy sampling all varieties in our elegant tasting room while browsing through our gift shop. Located in East Central Alabama, Hodges Vineyards and Winery is located just 4.5 miles off of Hwy 280. It is just a few minutes from Auburn, Auburn University, Opelika, and […]

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