Get Outdoors with Dad

Top 6 Places to Get Outdoors with Dad this Father’s Day

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Are you looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors with Dad this Father’s Day? We have some ideas for you. Here are some of our Alabama favorites:

red ore zip tour
1. The Red Ore Zip Tour at Red Mountain Park

Take an exciting aerial adventure through Birmingham’s past on a series of tree houses and hanging bridges. In addition to the Zip Tour, more than 10 miles of trails are open for your hiking and biking pleasure. More info: Red Mountain Park


little river state forest
2. Little River State Forest

The 25-acre lake at Little River State Forest offers great canoeing and fishing and sliding down the spillway is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Hiking, horseback riding, and camping are also available. More info: Little River State Forest


lake lurleen state park
3. Lake Lurleen State Park

Trails for mountain biking and hiking, a beach, and plenty of picnic space make Lake Lurleen State Park a Father’s Day favorite for West Alabama. Overnight camping is also available. More info: Lake Lurleen State Park


the cahaba river
4. The Cahaba River

The Cahaba River basin and Wildlife Management Area provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation including canoeing and kayaking, hiking, and nature observation. The Cahaba River Society has a great list of resources to plan your outing. More info: The Cahaba River Society


monte sano state park
5. Monte Sano State Park

For North Alabama, the trails of Monte Sano offer expansive views and great hiking. A convenient trail map is provided, and overnight camping on primitive sites or cabins is available. More info: Monte Sano State Park


cherokee ridge alpine trail
6. The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail

For great footpath trails near beautiful Lake Martin, the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail offers views six to eight miles above Kowaliga Bay, Chimney Rock and many others. More info: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association