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Chandler Mountain & Locust Fork

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This region features beautiful Southern scenery and small-town charm. The town of Oneonta holds the annual Covered Bridge Festival, which celebrates the historic covered bridges of Blount County.

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What To See & Do

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Palisades Park

This park features two pioneer cabins, a schoolhouse, an arboretum, nature trails, pavilions and two conference halls.

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Old Easley Covered Bridge

Built in 1930, this bridge has been preserved for enthusiastic back-wood travelers and those nostalgic for a bygone era.

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Horton Mill Bridge

This is one of the highest covered bridges in the nation, standing at 70 feet above the Black Warrior River.

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Rickwood Caverns State Park

Explore 260 million-year-old limestone formations and an underground pool at this state park.

Where To Stay

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Covered Bridge Inn

Situated in the heart of Oneonta, this inn is minutes from Interstate 59 and Interstate 20.

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Capp’s Cove

Stay in a romantic cabin among wildflower trails and a flowing mountain stream.

Where To Eat & Drink

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Top Hat Barbecue

Serving up top-notch barbecue in Blount Springs since 1952, Top Hat is a longtime local favorite.

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Charlie B’s

Find an old-fashioned Southern meal at Charlie B’s, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 231 and Alabama Highway 75.

Area Map

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Area Towns

  • Ashville

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    Along with Pell City, Ashville is the county seat of St. Clair County and is only a 45-minute drive from Birmingham.

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  • Blountsville

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    Located in northeastern Alabama in Blount County, Blountsville appears as a Native American village on an 1819 map.

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  • Hayden

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    Located in the southwestern corner of Blount County and about 20 miles from Oneonta is Hayden. It was founded in 1914 and its name was chosen to honor one of the first settlers, a former Army officer.

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  • Moody

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    Located in St. Clair County, Moody has a population of more than 11,000.

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  • Oneonta

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    Located 35 miles from Birmingham, Oneonta is the county seat of Blount County. This rapidly-growing city has a population of more than 14,000 and is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.

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  • Pell City

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    Pell City, in St. Clair County, was founded in 1890 by railroad investors. The city now has a population of more than 12,600.

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  • Ragland

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    Ragland is in St. Clair County, southeast of Ashville. Its population is more than 1,900.

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  • Steele

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    Steele is located in St. Clair County, Ala., which is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

Birmingham serves as the major hub of travel for the state. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 595-0533

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The Locust Fork area is accessible from Alabama Highway 79 via Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Birmingham, which is about a 30-mile drive. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

Birmingham Greyhound Station

618 N. 19th St.
Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 252-7190

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The National Railroad Passenger Corp., Amtrak, delivers high-quality and timely passenger rail service.

1819 Morris Ave.
Birmingham, AL 35203

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