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  1. Pre- and Post-Game Day Adventures Around Alabama

    You don't have to sacrifice adventurous weekends when football season rolls around. Here, great pre- and post-game day options for getting outdoors around Alabama.

  2. Waterfalls and Wilderness: Bikepacking Bankhead National Forest

    Bikepacking to Bankhead National Forest is an 80-mile, two-wheeled adventure, with wilderness and waterfalls awaiting.

  3. 5 Awesome Alabama Outdoor Destinations You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of

    From off-the-beaten-path trails to a canyon alive with bioluminescence, these fascinating Alabama outdoor destinations are worth getting to know.

  4. Chasing Waterfalls at Chewacla State Park

    Chewacla State Park is best known for its stunning waterfalls, but its mountain biking, hiking, and camping are all worth exploring, too.

  5. 5 Photo-Worthy Outdoor Spots in Alabama

    Former industrial sites, star-filled skies, and utopian waterfalls are just a few of the photo-friendly outdoor spots in Alabama.

  6. Where to Paddleboard in Alabama: 5 Sweet SUP Spots

    From spots on the Gulf Coast to pristine lakes, here's a handy guide on where to paddleboard in Alabama.

  7. A Guide to a Cullman Summer Outdoor Getaway

    The formerly dry town beckons with hiking and biking trails, plus new options for post-adventure pints. Here's how to do a weekend in Cullman.

  8. A Guide to the Perfect Outdoor Weekend in Florence AL

    Its Italian sister might have serious arts cache, Florence AL has plenty for adventurers. Here's how to do an outdoorsy weekend in Florence.

  9. Alabama Bikepacking: How to Tackle Lake Lurleen State Park

    Long-distance self-supported bike trips are cranking into high gear. Here, tips on Alabama bikepacking in Lake Lurleen State Park.

  10. 5 of the Best Waterfalls in Alabama

    From underground behemoths, tales of tragic love, to year-round cascades, here are five of the best waterfalls in Alabama.

  11. 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.

  12. The 5 Best Lakes in Alabama for a Summer Dip

    Beat the heat this summer with a dip in the best lakes in Alabama, some complete with hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

  13. 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.

  14. The 4 Best Camping Spots to Enjoy the Fall Around Tuscaloosa

    Enjoy the fall in Tuscaloosa at these scenic camping spots with rugged trails, clear water and brilliant autumn colors.

  15. Nature and Wildflower Hikes in Alabama: 4 To Check Out This Spring

    Virginia bluebells, mountain laurel, and wild phlox: Prepare for blooms a plenty on these wildflower hikes in Alabama perfect for spring.

  16. Plan Your Next Big Cycling Adventure in Alabama

    Alabama is filled with bike routes and historical destinations for your next big pedaling trip. Plan now for this year’s cycling adventure.

  17. 7 Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Tuscaloosa

    Looking to enjoy the outdoors in Tuscaloosa? Here are 7 places to run, bike, paddle and hike where you won't be disappointed.

  18. 5 Hidden Outdoor Gems Within 60 Miles of Tuscaloosa

    Tuscaloosa is just a stone's throw away from some of Alabama's best hidden outdoor gems. Here are five within 60 miles of the city.

  19. The 4 Best Camping Spots to Enjoy the Fall Around Tuscaloosa

    Enjoy the fall in Tuscaloosa at these scenic camping spots with rugged trails, clear water and brilliant autumn colors.

  20. The 5 Best Places to Mountain Bike this Fall in Tuscaloosa

    Fall in Tuscaloosa is the best time to get on the mountain bike and explore the scenic trails within a short drive of the city.