Looking to experience Alabama at its finest, then read below to uncover some of the hidden secrets in our beautiful state. Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, boating, birding, rock climbing and so much more! For more experiences, visit the Alabama Tourism Department at alabama.travel.
Boating or Kayaking: Outdoor lovers will discover that Alabama is a great place to take in the scenery from the water. Whether you’re looking for a casual day on the lake or relaxing day in the sun and sand, visitors can enjoy the splashing around. 132,000 miles of rivers and streams; 563,000 acres of ponds, lakes and reservoirs, including 23 public lakes; one of the most famous bass fishing spots in the country in Lake Guntersville; and world-renowned 60-miles of our white sandy beaches on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico; water enthusiasts will no doubt find their “sweet-spot” in Alabama.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of 468 holes of championship golf on 11 sites across Alabama. The eight Resort Collection hotels on the Trail all fly the Marriott or Renaissance flags and are top in their class for luxury, golf, and spa experiences. For more information or to book a tee time, visit the RTJ site at www.rtjgolf.com.
BIKING: Take a trip to any of Alabama’s parks and woodlands, and you will find some of the best biking trails in the South.Bankhead National Forest in North Alabama is the ideal place for taking a bike ride along scenic wooded areas filled with natural foliage and breathtaking beauty. For those who prefer the sand under their toes, we recommend one of the many trails along the sugar-white dunes at Bridgeport Beach. Another favorite for bike lovers is Kiesel Park, which is also home to the annualAuburn CityFest held each April.
FISHING: One of the most popular activities throughout Alabama is fishing. From the north end of the state to the south, Alabama is proud to boast some of the top fishing spots in America! With 13 premier bass fishing lakes, plus add in the saltwater fishing off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico, no matter what you want to “hook,” Alabama is destination to be on the water!