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  1. 10 Historic Hikes in Alabama

    From the mountains of northern Alabama to Mobile Bay, you can find fascinating treks that allow you to explore nature while getting a glimpse of the past -- through battlefields, Native American ruins, and other historic sites.

  2. A Beginner's Guide to Camping Gear

    Nine essential pieces of camping equipment that you shouldn’t leave home without.

  3. 5 of the Spookiest Outdoor Destinations in Alabama

    These locations have everything from ghost stories and sordid tales of mysterious deaths to natural wonders that are more awe-inspiring than scary.

  4. Beginner's Guide to Car Camping

    Expert tips for your first car camping adventure

  5. An Intro to Camping in Alabama: What To Know and Where To Go

    During the fall, camping in Alabama is simply sublime. Here, all the intel you need for a weekend in the woods.

  6. How to Choose the Right Backpack: Insider Tips

    Ready to do some deeper exploration of the Alabama outdoors? Here, tips on how to choose a backpack.

  7. Talladega National Forest: Exploring the Hidden Wonders of This Alabama Gem

    Spanning some of Alabama's most pristine wilderness, the Talladega National Forest is full of options for adventure.

  8. 7 Movies Filmed in Alabama (and the Outdoor Adventures that Go With Them)

    There have been many movies filmed in Alabama, but these are close to some great outdoor adventure options.

  9. 8 Great Dog-Friendly Trails in Alabama

    A hike is way more fun with a four-legged friend. Here, 8 great dog-friendly trails in Alabama.

  10. The Ultimate Alabama Bucket List for Fall: 15 Must-Do Autumn Adventures

    Hikes through spectacular foliage, cave tours, and fantastic festivals should all be on any Alabama bucket list in fall.

  11. The Best Birmingham Restaurants for the Adventure-Minded Set

    The burgeoning food scene includes a bounty of spots perfect for a pre- or post-adventure bite. Here, the best Birmingham restaurants for outdoor lovers.

  12. Kayaking Cypress Creek: A Perfect Alabama Adventure for Summer

    Kayaking Cypress Creek, which is suitable for paddlers of all levels, is a perfect way to while away a hot summer day. Here's what to know.

  13. Cane Creek Nature Preserve Loop: A History-Rich Hike

    Caves, waterfalls, and an intriguing history of bootlegging: Cane Creek Nature Preserve is a must-do Alabama adventure.

  14. Coldwater Mountain: The Southeast's Mountain Biking Mecca

    Coldwater Mountain in Anniston is quickly becoming a mountain bike mecca in the Southeast. Here, a few highlights of the destination.

  15. 11 Places To See Between Chattanooga and Birmingham

    With the famous ridgeline of Lookout Mountain acting as a guiding compass along the way, here's how to make the most of your next mini-road trip from The Scenic City to The Magic City.

  16. 5 Great Outdoor First Date Ideas in North Alabama

    Dinner and a movie? Ho hum. Instead, prepare to really impress that certain someone with these 5 great outdoor first date ideas in Alabama.

  17. Rock On: The 5 Best Southeast Music Festivals

    Plan out festival season with this guide to the best Southeast music festivals, from the rock of Bonnaroo to the soul of Shaky Knees.

  18. 8 of Alabama's Most Beautiful Places to Stay Cool this Summer

    Alabama may get hot in the summer, but that's no excuse to stay inside. Here are 8 places to stay cool while exploring the outdoors.

  19. The 12 Best Spring Hikes in Birmingham

    A guide to the best spring hikes in Birmingham — from family friendly outings to more secluded options perfect for experienced hikers.

  20. Mastering the Mountain

    Mountain bike coach, Lindsey Voreis, gives her tips on mastering the mountain. From one finger on the brakes to flat pedals, she shares all.

  21. Bankhead National Forest: One of the Southeast's Outdoor Gems

    Brimming with waterfalls, waterways, hiking trails, and more, the Bankhead National Forest is one of Alabama's best wilderness areas.

  22. Alabama’s Southern Coast: An Under-the-Radar Adventure Destination

    Alabama's southern coast is a vast network of serene estuaries, waterways, and white-sand beaches full of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

  23. 10 of Birmingham’s Best Places For Fall Camping

    You'll find plenty of great places for fall camping within a short drive of Birmingham, Alabama, no matter what kind of camping you like.

  24. 4 of the Finest Swimming Holes In Alabama

    From extremely popular summertime destinations to less frequented gems, here are some of the best swimming holes in Alabama.

  25. 4 Great Views From Birmingham’s Scenic Overlooks

    Birmingham is surrounded by glorious overlooks to witness breathtaking vistas, inspiring sunrises and jaw-dropping sunsets.