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After this year, we’re all in need of a peaceful getaway—and DeKalb County is the place to do it. With some of the most beautiful outdoor offerings and fall foliage in the country, Alabama’s Mountain Town is the perfect autumn destination. They truly have a trip for everyone, and we did the work for you.
1. The Appalachian Adventure
This time of year, I want to spend as much time in nature as possible. The crisp fresh air, the fall foliage—it’s like a siren song. If you’re the type who wants to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors, DeKalb County is for you.
Like any true adventurer, you’ll be staying off the beaten (or at least paved) path. Set up camp in one of these seven campgrounds and RV parks.
Our pick? DeSoto State Park. With incredible hiking, kayaking, fly fishing and a whole lot more, it’s an explorer’s paradise.
I’ll be the first to admit that roasted hot dogs and trail mix gets old quick. Just because you’re spending the weekend in the Great Outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great food as well.
Stick with the adventure theme and step outside your comfort zone by hitting up one of these Latino restaurants or taco trucks.
DeKalb County is filled with some of the best outdoor activities in the state. Hike Little River Canyon, climb Lookout Mountain, or try out ziplining and rappelling with True Adventure Sports.
Get more info about parks and waterfalls here, including hiking instructions for the many impressive falls.
2. Trade in Cabin Fever for Cabin Keys
We’ve all been cooped up more than usual this year, so a road trip is long overdue. If you’re the type who wants to give the family an exciting change of scenery, DeKalb County is for you.
Bring the whole family or friend group along for this one. DeKalb County offers plenty of cabin rentals that are large enough to spread out and enjoy your weekend of freedom.
You can’t go wrong with burgers and wings either, especially if you’ve got kiddos in your group.
DeKalb County is the ideal place to make memories that will last a lifetime. Spend a day horseback riding across some of the most beautiful landscapes in the South, or create something to remember your trip by.
3. Lookout in Luxury
Just because you’re headed to enjoy a scenic retreat doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. If you’re the type who wants to enjoy all the beauty the mountains have to offer without sacrificing any comfort, DeKalb County is for you.
These gorgeous local bed & breakfasts take Southern Hospitality to a new level.
Don’t forget to grab a post-dinner coffee or treat from one of DeKalb County’s specialty shops and bakeries.
DeKalb County is a hotspot for master artisans, which you can see at work in local galleries that create everything from pottery to gorgeous glasswork and more.
Check out DeKalb County on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to start planning your perfect autumn getaway today.