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  1. Traveling the Alabama Birding Trail

    The Alabama Birding Trail includes eight regions with more than 250 locations to view more than 400 species of birds.

  2. 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Alabama

    Here are several ways you can do your part to celebrate Mother Nature and protect the planet on Earth Day.

  3. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Alabama Whitewater Kayaking

    A quick overview to get you familiar with the best whitewater kayaking spots in Alabama.

  4. 5 Tips to Ward Off Ticks During Spring in Alabama

    During spring hikes in Alabama, follow these tips to prevent tick bites.

  5. 8 Unique Alabama Spring Festivals

    From Rooster Day to the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo, Alabama is home to several unique and entertaining spring festivals.

  6. Tips on Taking Better Wildflower Photos

    As you explore Alabama’s wild lands this spring, carry the knowledge and camera gear needed to take quality wildflower photos.

  7. 6 Top Fly Fishing Spots in Alabama

    Anglers in Alabama can chase a wide spectrum of fish species, from sunfish to rainbow trout, bass, stripers and redfish.

  8. Quick & Dirty Guide to Birmingham Trail Running

    Use this guide to quickly get up to speed on Birmingham's best trail running areas.

  9. How to Get Started with Triathlons in Alabama

    Follow these basics to join the 4 million Americans competing in triathlons each year.

  10. An Ode to Alabama’s Great Outdoors

    From its rivers and mountains to its Gulf Coast, Alabama is not only beautiful, but also ecologically diverse.

  11. A Captivating Look at Alabama’s National Forests

    Alabama's four national forests make the state one of the most ecologically and geologically diverse areas in the world.

  12. The Unsung Heroes of Alabama Mountain Biking

    Hard-working Alabamians give back to mountain biking and the state by volunteering their time and energy to build and maintain trails.

  13. 33 Years of Discovering Alabama with Doug Phillips

    Dr. Doug Phillips, has probably done more than anyone else to raise awareness about protecting the land, water, wildlife, and rural way of life in Alabama.

  14. How to Get Started with Trail Running in Alabama

    Beginner trail runners in Alabama should follow these tips on getting started in the sport.

  15. 6 Tips for a Better Ski Vacation

    To make the most of your vacation, use helpful services, build a smart itinerary, and protect yourself from the elements.

  16. Your Road Trip Guide to Great Alabama Coffee Shops

    Alabama travelers shouldn't settle for a mediocre cup of joe. Instead, visit these unique coffee shops.

  17. 5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

    Make this the year you dial-in your pack and learn map skills, knots, first aid and fire building.

  18. New Year’s Resolutions for Adventurous Alabamians

    Here are 10 goals outdoor lovers in Alabama can pursue to make the new year more adventurous.

  19. 5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

    Follow these expert tips to remain warm and comfortable on Alabama trails in winter.

  20. 10 Lesser-Known Alabama Waterfalls

    In the Alabama backwoods you'll find hidden waterfalls that most people never get to see.

  21. 7 Tips for Winter Hammock Camping In Alabama

    Expert advice to keep you toasty in your hammock during cold winter nights in Alabama.

  22. Holiday Hiking: 10 Great Winter Hikes in Alabama

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with these 10 great hikes in Alabama.

  23. Why Winter is Best for a Trip to the Sipsey Wilderness

    In the winter, Alabama's Sipsey Wilderness has fair temperatures, fewer bugs, green foliage and robust waterfalls.

  24. 6 Reasons to Take a Mountain Biking Skills Course

    Mountain biking skills camps in Alabama make riders more confident and safe.

  25. A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast

    Folks headed to the Alabama backcountry for Thanksgiving can feast on turkey and all the trimmings.

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