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  1. 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.

  2. Exploring Alabama’s Remarkable Splinter Hill Bog

    The remarkable 2,100-acre Splinter Hill Bog is known for its abundance of pitcher plants.

  3. 5 Tips to Ward Off Ticks During Spring in Alabama

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

  4. 8 Unique Alabama Spring Festivals

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

  5. A Quick & Dirty Guide to South Alabama’s Best Mountain Biking

    Alabama's rolling coastal plains and Gulf region offer special challenges for mountain bikers.

  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. How to Get Started with Triathlons in Alabama

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. How to Get Started with Trail Running in Alabama

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

  13. 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.

  14. An Insider’s Guide to Mardi Gras in Mobile

    Where to go, what to see and what to avoid at Mardi Gras in Mobile.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. New Year’s Resolutions for Adventurous Alabamians

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

  18. 5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

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

  19. 7 Tips for Winter Hammock Camping In Alabama

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

  20. Holiday Hiking: 10 Great Winter Hikes in Alabama

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

  21. A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast

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

  22. 7 Tips for Buying Hiking Shoes & Boots

    If you’re gearing up for an Alabama fall hike, it's important to invest in a good pair of shoes or boots.

  23. Going Old School on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    The less-developed Fort Morgan peninsula offers travelers a taste of what the Gulf Coast was like decades ago.

  24. Tips on Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

    In the fall, Alabama hikers must be aware of hunters and follow certain safety procedures.

  25. Hiking Alabama's Colleges

    Universities and colleges throughout Alabama have miles of hiking trails open to the public.

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