Scenic Outdoors

From the foothills of the Appalachians through countless river valleys to the sugar white beaches of the Gulf, natural wonders abound for the explorer in you. From caves and caverns to towering mountaintops, adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of our many trails and waterways that is sure to take you off the beaten path. The 22 state parks, which encompass 48,000 acres of land and water, provide endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy all year long.

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Northeast Alabama: One of the best areas for viewing the vibrant colors of fall.

Escape this fall and enjoy the splendor of the season by taking a road trip to Alabama’s hidden gem in the mountains. Mentone is a small mountain town located in the northeastern corridor of the state, in DeKalb County. Around this time of year, the fall colors are at their peak, and the crisp air has taken over the warmer days. The scenic drives are a must-do especially for motorcycle enthusiasts. Your days can be filled with canoeing, horseback riding, snow skiing, shopping, fishing or golfing.

DeKalb County also is one of the most spectacular areas for viewing vibrant colors because of its number of state parks and scenic drives. Here are our recommendations for a fabulous fall getaway: 

Where to Stay:

MountainWood Cottages

Nestled in the woods, this secluded getaway offers a serene setting to escape everyday life. It has two bedrooms and one bath. It also has a screened porch, hot tub and fire pit for cooking s’mores. 

Mentone Inn

This vintage Bed & Breakfast was built in 1926. It is pet and kid friendly. This inn’s view, wrap-around porch and stone fireplace make it a favorite among guests. 

Mentone Cabins and Chalets

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What to see and do in the Auburn area this fall

The City of Auburn was settled by John Harper and others from the state of Georgia in 1836. The city’s name was inspired...
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Lake Guntersville is the perfect spot for an end-of-the-summer getaway

With summer winding down, many are looking for a last-minute getaway. Lake Guntersville State Park offers many...
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Weekend Getaways in Alabama

Are you and your significant other in need of a weekend getaway? Alabama has got you covered. From boutique hotels to...
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Whether it's bird watching or hiking, Alabama has some of the greatest outdoor experiences waiting for you.

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Alabama's Natural Wonders

From towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches, natural wonders abound here in Alabama.

Gulf Coast Beaches

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Mount Cheaha

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Cathedral Caverns

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The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Dismals Canyon

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Natural Bridge

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Gulf Coast Beaches

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Mount Cheaha

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Cathedral Caverns

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The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Dismals Canyon

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Natural Bridge

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Find an Alabama Outdoor Experience

Explore outdoor locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Historic Site
Student Union Drive
Livingston, AL 35470
Built over the Sucarnoochee River in 1861 of hand-hewn heartpine timbers joined with wooden pegs, and later moved to Alamuchee Creek. In 1969 moved to the University of West Alabama campus.
Historic Site
Intersection of Park and Plaza Dr.
Enterprise, AL 36330
Dedicated to Army aviators, whose gallantry and devotion to duty ensure America's freedom.
Guides Tours Or Rides
Post Office Box 304
Mobile, AL 36601-0304
Mobile's Own Historic Mobile Tour. Sightseeing tours are offered daily and depart from the City Museum at 111 South Royal Street
Campground
County Road 27
Hodges, AL 35571
Not provided
Golf Course
400 Colonial Drive
Meridianville, AL 35759