• Hikes,  Kid Friendly Hikes,  Waterfalls

    Alum Hollow Trail at Green Mountain

    Alum Hollow Trail, situated within Green Mountain Nature Preserve in Huntsville, Alabama, stands out as one of my family’s favorites. Approximately half a mile from the Madison County Nature Trail, it is one among the many trails overseen by The Land Trust of North Alabama. This 2.2- mile out-and-back trail is not only easily navigable but also family-friendly, featuring clear markings, a captivating waterfall, and an intriguing cave. Alum Hollow earns an easy rating thanks to its smooth, gently sloping terrain, spanning just over 1 mile to reach the captivating waterfall and cave. This trail is an ideal choice for beginners or those accompanied by children. My eldest, at the…

  • Day Trips,  Things to do

    Tuscumbia Spring Park

    In downtown Tuscumbia, AL, approximately 1 hour from downtown Huntsville, lies the beautiful Spring Park. My family recently visited the park after touring Helen Keller’s birthplace, Ivy Green, and was pleasantly surprised at what this park had to offer. Since 1919, the park has provided a beautiful setting with many attractions, including Cold Water Falls, the largest human-made natural stone waterfall. The waterfall is hidden directly beside the parking lot, allowing visitors only a short, accessible walk. This waterfall, unlike natural waterfalls, is ever flowing, with approximately 4,320,000 gallons of water passing over the falls each day, making it perfect to visit when waterfalls are hard to come by. The…

  • 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.…

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