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  1. Haunted Hikes of Alabama

    Hiking to Alabama's spookiest spots, from haunted shelters to forests where things go bump in the night.

  2. A Classic Overnight Kayaking Trip on the Cahaba River

    Kayaking and camping on the Cahaba, Alabama's longest unimpeded river.

  3. ‘Exploring Wild Alabama’ Highlights 150 Must-See Destinations

    "Exploring Wild Alabama" details the ecology, landscapes, flora and fauna of 150 areas available to the public.

  4. Hiking the 5,500-Mile Eastern Continental Trail

    A portion of he 5,500-mile Eastern Continental Trail runs through Alabama

  5. 4 Fascinating Ghost Towns in Alabama Worth a Visit

    Brimming with history and possibilities for adventure, these ghost towns in Alabama are worth a visit any time of year.

  6. A Fictional Town, an Abandoned Movie Set, and Serene Wilderness: Exploring Spectre and Jackson Lake Island

    Just outside Montgomery is a wilderness oasis on the Jackson Lake Island—as well as a eerie, abandoned movie set. Here's how to explore Spectre and its environs.

  7. 10 of the Toughest Outdoor Adventures in Alabama

    From hardcore hikes to challenging climbs to hair-raising rapids, Alabama has plenty of ways to up the adventure ante. Here, 10 brag-worthy ways to do it.

  8. How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Gear

    With summer on the horizon, it's time to dust off the tents, boots, and other outdoor essentials. Here, how to spring clean your outdoor gear.

  9. The Ultimate Alabama Road Trip: 7 Days of Adventure Across the Yellow Hammer State

    From the sparkling waters of the Gulf to the state's highest peak, here's how to map out the ultimate Alabama road trip.

  10. 20 Free Outdoor Things to Do in Alabama

    Broke from the holidays, but itching to get active in the new year? Check out these 20 free outdoor things to do in Alabama.

  11. Cozy Winter Retreats: A Guide to the Best Cabins in Alabama

    Winter is the perfect time to cozy up inside; here, some of the best cabins in Alabama.

  12. The Curious Case of the National Peanut Festival

    At the end of the harvest season, the city of Dothan, Alabama, comes together to throw one heck of a deep south shindig. Each November, the National Peanut Festival (NPF) commemorates and celebrates the pioneers passed that settled the city of Dothan.

  13. Why You Should Run Montgomery's First Full Marathon

    Get a taste of both today and yesterday at Montgomery's first full marathon, set to take place on March 14, 2015.

  14. 3 Spectacular Camping Spots Around Montgomery

    Fantastic mountain biking, scenic waterfalls and even historical re-enactments make these camping spots near Montgomery worth the trip.

  15. Enjoy Alabama’s Lake Martin Before Summer’s Over

    Alabama's Lake Martin, once the largest manmade lake in the U.S., is the perfect destination for swimming, paddling, hiking—and eating.

  16. 5 Family-Friendly, Historic Hikes in Central Alabama

    These 5 historic hikes offer family-friendly trails that can get you outside with the kids and learn some Alabama history.

  17. The Best Way to Enjoy Alabama’s Coosa River

    Tips on enjoying Alabama's Coosa River, which offers Class II and III rapids that work for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike.

  18. A Conversation About Alabama's Bright Mountain Biking Future

    The Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers have created some of the best mountain biking trails in the state—we sat down with the President to learn more.

  19. Exploring Alabama’s Newest Mountain Bike Trails at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    Riding next to 60-foot rock walls and atop stunning vistas highlight the new mountain bike trails at Alabama's Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

  20. Finding the Best Trails for Spotting Wild Turkey in Alabama

    Turkey isn't just on the menu around Thanksgiving—Alabama features several trails perfect for spotting wild turkey and other amazing birds.

  21. Find Big Outdoor Adventure in Small Town Wetumpka, Alabama

    From whitewater paddling and fishing on the Coosa River to hiking and mountain biking, small Wetumpka, Alabama, offers great outdoor fun.

  22. 3 Ways to Enjoy the Coosa in Alabama’s River Region

    Take advantage of Alabama's Coosa River, one of the state's great resources, with whitewater kayaking, fishing, and festivals to enjoy.

  23. Montgomery's Walk of Life: More Than Your Average 5K

    Montgomery, Alabama's annual Walk of Life 5K is a great race with an even better underlying cause. You won't want to miss it this April 18.

  24. Making Biking Better in Montgomery

    The Montgomery Bicycle Club has been effectively striving to make biking in the capitol city the best that it can possibly be.

  25. A Conversation with Girls on the Run Montgomery

    We sat down the the co-executive directors of the Girls on the Run River Region to discuss how they got into running and why they worked to bring GOTR to their area.

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