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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Rappelling in Fort Payne: Taking Adventure to New Heights

    Rappelling in Fort Payne provides a great way for Alabama adventures to take things to new heights.

  5. 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.

  6. Disc Golf in Huntsville: 4 Cool Courses to Check Out

    Disc golf in Huntsville debuted some 40 years ago. Today, enthusiasts have plenty of great spots to check out.

  7. Backpacking in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness: An East Alabama Adventure

    Backpacking the Dugger Mountain Wilderness is a great east Alabama adventure. Here's how to tackle this 9,048-acre swath of wilderness.

  8. Subterranean Adventure at Cathedral Caverns State Park

    Otherworldly features—huge stalagmites, "frozen" waterfalls, and a Mystery River—await exploration at Cathedral Caverns State Park.

  9. 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.

  10. Paddling the Flint River: A Free-Flowing Alabama Jewel

    The Flint River is a spectacular paddling destination in Huntsville's backyard that offers plenty of options for beginners.

  11. Multi-Day Adventures on the Bartram Canoe Trail

    The 5 Rivers Delta in southern Alabama is paddler's paradise. Here's how to plan an overnight trip along the Bartram Canoe Trail.

  12. How One Group Brought Mountain Biking to Northern Alabama

    The Huntsville chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association has been instrumental in bringing mountain biking to northern Alabama.

  13. The Story Behind One of Alabama's Most Popular Crags

    An inside look at Huntsville, Alabama's popular Yellow Bluff climbing crag, including a tick list of some of the more famous sport and trad routes.

  14. How to Explore Huntsville By Bike

    With surprisingly extensive routes available for every type of rider in the area, here's how to explore Huntsville by bike.

  15. Is Turkeyfoot Falls the Best Spot in Bankhead National Forest?

    Turkeyfoot Falls offers all the best aspects of Bankhead National Forest's beautiful Sipsey Wilderness—bluffs, caverns, and crystal clear streams all rolled into one.

  16. Spring Hiking at Huntsville's Monte Sano Mountain

    The perimeter loops trails at Huntsville's famous Monte Sano Mountain are perfect for exploring in early spring, when the waterfalls are rushing and the bluffs are unclothed.

  17. A Glimpse into the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

    Most people know the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge for being a birding paradise, but it's also a hiking and paddling sanctuary for those lucky enough to visit.