Chandler Mountain & Locust Fork
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
This park features two pioneer cabins, a schoolhouse, an arboretum, nature trails, pavilions and two conference halls.
Old Easley Covered Bridge
Built in 1930, this bridge has been preserved for enthusiastic back-wood travelers and those nostalgic for a bygone era.
Horton Mill Bridge
This is one of the highest covered bridges in the nation, standing at 70 feet above the Black Warrior River.
Rickwood Caverns State Park
Explore 260 million-year-old limestone formations and an underground pool at this state park.
Where To Stay
Covered Bridge Inn
Situated in the heart of Oneonta, this inn is minutes from Interstate 59 and Interstate 20.
Stay in a romantic cabin among wildflower trails and a flowing mountain stream.
Where To Eat & Drink
Top Hat Barbecue
Serving up top-notch barbecue in Blount Springs since 1952, Top Hat is a longtime local favorite.
Find an old-fashioned Southern meal at Charlie B’s, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 231 and Alabama Highway 75.
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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
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
The National Railroad Passenger Corp., Amtrak, delivers high-quality and timely passenger rail service.
1819 Morris Ave.
Birmingham, AL 35203