4 Alabama State Parks you won’t want to miss this winter
A small and accessible park, Monte Sano State Park is a great winter getaway. Be it a secluded weekend or a day trip, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails. Try the South Plateau Loop as well for a scenic overlook on the south side of the park. Check conditions before hiking though, and avoid using muddy trails in the winter. Relax in the North Alabama Japanese Garden or try something new and check out the Disc Golf Course!
While a frigid day on the lake may not sound ideal, there’s plenty more to do at Lake Guntersville State Park. From superb fishing to 36 miles of hiking and biking trails, you can see everything the park has to offer. The real fun this winter is their Eagle Awareness Event. This series of 3-day long events run every weekend from January 21 to February 13th. The guided eagle safari field trips show you local eagles in their natural habitat. And the indoor educational programs include live eagles and raptors up-close. So take advantage of the season and don’t miss this spectacular event!
The state’s highest peak isn’t just a great day trip, it’s the perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway. From cabins, chalets, and resort rooms to the incredible views in the primitive campsites, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this scenic wonderland. Soak in the views from hiking trails like the Bald Rock Outlook or swing by Laurel Falls. Bring the whole family, including the dog, and enjoy some fresh air at the Bosarge Memorial Dog Park!
Recently expanded, Oak Mountain State Park is the perfect spot for winter hikes. From the Green Trail that takes you by Peavine Falls to Maggies Glen, there are serene and spectacular views everywhere. But Oak Mountain is more than trails. With expansive fishing spots, a Treetop Interpretive Nature Trail, the educational Oak Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, and a world-class BMX course, you’ll want to stay for a while. Don’t miss out on special events like bird-watching, a polar plunge, or a scenic 5K this winter!
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