• Day Trips,  Hikes,  Things to do,  Waterfalls

    High Falls Park

    One of my favorite things about Huntsville is its proximity to many other uniquely beautiful areas of nature. Huntsville is an easy drive to some well-known hopping places such as Nashville, Chattanooga, and Georgia. Locals can make day trips to some fantastic surrounding areas. One of my favorite day trips is to High Falls. High Falls Park is the most beautiful waterfall located in Grove Oak, AL, approximately 22 miles south of Lake Guntersville. This makes it the perfect day trip to experience. The waterfall is 35 ft tall and spans over 300 ft depending on the weather. Upon arrival, make your way to the general store to sign in.…

  • Hikes,  Kid Friendly Hikes

    Harvest Square Nature Preserve

    Harvest Square Nature Preserve is one of my favorite hidden spots, located off Highway 53, next to Publix. Harvest Square is the smallest nature preserve of Land Trust North Alabama, covering 69 acres, with 33 acres of farmland and two miles of interconnected hiking trails. The trails are extremely diverse, ranging from crushed gravel, boardwalks, grassy areas, farmland, into woods, and next to two manmade ponds, Terry and Turner Ponds. The trails are mainly flat, making them perfect for young kids or people with varying abilities Trails: Beaver Dam Trail: (0.21 mi) An accessible crushed gravel trail that passes near the beaver home. This trail is at the start of…

  • Things to do

    Strawberry Picking at Brown Farms

    One of my family’s favorite thing to do each year in the spring is to pick strawberries at Brown Farms in New Market, Alabama. They allow the customers to pick their own strawberries, making it a fun adventure for the entire family. Brown Farms has been serving the Huntsville area strawberries since 1950.  The family farm has over 15 acres dedicated to just fresh strawberries. Brown Farms is a perfect place to spend the day picking your own fruit or purchasing the strawberries they have already picked in the store. They also have an amazing jump pad on which children can play on. Be sure to stop inside the store…

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