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.
Life with Pets
BY LAURA MCGILL
From dog-friendly lodging and laid back restaurants to Gulf Coast beaches and plenty-of-room-to- roam state parks, these stops welcome your favorite canine.
Dauphin Island’s public strands and Fort Morgan’s bayside beach allow leashed dogs to run on the sands and frolic in the waves. Just be sure to pick up any waste. Most Alabama beaches do not allow dogs; Dauphin Island’s public beach is an exception. Leashed dogs are allowed.
These six acres of dog-dedicated space inside Birmingham’s Red Mountain Park include a special-needs area for dogs that are physically challenged, elderly, injured or simply shy.
This Gadsden brewery earns nods for its beer, but also for its puppy love. Dogs are welcome on the front porch, where they have access to water and mini pools. Also, the first Tuesday of the month is Yappy Hour.
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Alabama's Natural Wonders
From towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches, natural wonders abound here in Alabama.