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  1. 5 Great Lazy Float Trips in Alabama

    Spend a lazy summer day floating these Alabama creeks in your canoe, kayak, or old-school inner tube

  2. An Ode to Alabama’s National Wildlife Refuges

    Alabama's 11 National Wildlife Refuges protect fragile landscapes and wildlife habitats.

  3. 48 Hours of Adventure in Birmingham AL

    In 48 hours you can climb, hike, run trails, camp, enjoy great food and sip on the perfect pint.

  4. Alabama's Trussville Sports Complex: Biking, Climbing, Trail Running & Disc Golf

    With areas for climbing, biking, trail running, and disc golf, the Trussville Sports Complex is perfect for a quick, multi-sport getaway.

  5. 7 of the Most Coveted Alabama Campsites

    These top campsites are highly coveted for their awesome views or access to trails or amenities.

  6. 10 Alabama Summer Day Trips for the Whole Family

    No time for a long vacation? No problem. Keep your whole family entertained with these 10 convenient day trips.

  7. Alabama's Summer Bucket List

    Need ideas for a summer of fun? Check out our bucket list of 11 great Alabama adventures.

  8. Where to Celebrate National Trails Day in Alabama

    Check out the National Trails Day events in Alabama, plus ideas on other ways to celebrate the state's trail systems.

  9. 6 Day Trips in Alabama for First-Time Kayakers

    With over 130,000 miles of rivers and streams, Alabama has abundant opportunites for flat water paddling making it a perfect spot for beginners.

  10. A Quick & Dirty Guide to Alabama’s Canoe Trails

    Alabama's diverse paddling trails range from dark, alligator-infested bayous to raging whitewater rivers.

  11. CukoRakko: Alabama's Family-Friendly Festival with a Funky Vibe

    Born in Alabama's boulder fields, the family-friendly CukoRakko festival has a unique vibe and eclectic program and entertainment.

  12. Heroes on the Water: Kayak Fishing Programs Help Heal Wounded Veterans in Alabama

    Heroes on the Water kayak fishing programs in Alabama help military veterans heal from post-traumatic stress.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Alabama Whitewater Kayaking

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

  16. 5 Tips to Ward Off Ticks During Spring in Alabama

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

  17. 8 Unique Alabama Spring Festivals

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Quick & Dirty Guide to Birmingham Trail Running

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

  21. How to Get Started with Triathlons in Alabama

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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