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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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Alabama's Seven Natural Wonders

Go for a hike, a bike, or a stroll through picturesque mountains, layered canyons and scenic valleys in Sweet Home Alabama. After you’ve done that, take a cool dip in one of the many cascading waterfalls or winding rivers that you will find hidden throughout the wilderness. If trekking through the great outdoors is not your thing, our Alabama beaches are here to provide  you with a relaxing getaway. Whatever your interest may be, one thing’s for sure… there’s no better place to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air than in the great state of Alabama.

From free flowing rivers to the towering mountaintops, natural wonders abound in Sweet Home Alabama. See below for seven of our favorites:

Mount Cheaha

The 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat is the highest point in Alabama with an unbeatable view that is unlike any other. As you stand at the top of Mt. Cheaha, you are surrounded by miles and miles of Talladega National Forest. The forest continues on as far as the eye can see until the land meets the sky. No matter what season, these breathtaking views are available all year round.

Dismals Canyon

Deep in the canyon, along the canyon floor, is...

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Beaches
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Escape to a Peaceful Oasis on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Bounded by sugar-white sands and warm turquoise saltwater, Alabama’s Gulf Coast provides a place to escape from the...
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Five Natural Wonders to Enjoy from Afar on Your Next Road Trip

If you’re hitting the open road, sometimes the trip is more about the ride than the destination. Here's a list of a few...
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Go on a Whitewater Adventure in Sweet Home Alabama

It’s officially summertime in Sweet Home Alabama, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a whitewater...
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Featured Locations & Events

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.
Boat Charter
27844 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Deep-sea fishing, walk-ons, private overnight trips. 40-ft. The CAT or 65-ft. Emerald Spirit. Specializing in family fun, serious fishing, lifetime memories, corporate groups welcome.
Historic Site
2800 Poplar Avenue Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35816
In 1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalries composed of African-Americans. After Spanish-American War, the 10th U.S. Cavalry was ordered to Camp Forse in Huntsville.
Boat Charter
650 Le Moyne Dr.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Enjoy relaxing nautical adventure aboard the Duke. Choose from inshore fishing trips, lighthouse cruises, dolphin-watching cruises or sunset cruises.
Amusement Park
3738 W. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 84 W)
Dothan, AL 36305
A family entertainment park open 365 days and nights a year featuring two beautiful Adventure-type waterfall/palm tree miniature golf courses, adult & rookie go-karts, water gun squirting bumper boats, baseball/softball batting cages, modern arcade and snack bar!
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
3429 Stoneridge Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243-4825