5 hikes on Birmingham’s Red Rock Trail System: including the new section of the High Ore Line Trail

High Ore Line Trail. Photo courtesy of the Freshwater Land Trust

We’ve had some gorgeous weather in Birmingham the last few days. You know what that means–it’s time to get outside before it’s hot and muggy.  To make your planning easier, we’ve compiled a list of must-do hikes in and around Birmingham on the Red Rock Trail System, a network of more than 120 miles of trails in Jefferson County.  Read on for more info.

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What is your Birmingham home worth? 5 reasons to consider listing it now

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My husband and I (along with our bulldog) toasting our new home a few years ago.

We all know that buying or selling a house in Birmingham, or anywhere for that matter, can be intimidating. With the right help, it doesn’t have to be! My husband and I found the perfect home for us, thanks to the help of realtor Brian Boehm with RealtySouth.

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What every Birmingham parent needs to know about speech and hearing milestones

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Photo courtesy of Children’s of Alabama

Being a first-time parent can be scary and overwhelming. As a new mom, I find myself constantly Googling what my baby should be doing when he reaches a certain age. Unfortunately, they don’t send you home with a manual after childbirth.

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May flowers, anyone? 17 reasons to visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens now. Win a YP membership!

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

May 13-19 is National Public Gardens Week! The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is giving away two free young professional memberships to celebrate the occasion. Visit Bham Now’s instagram for a chance to win.

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Heard of #MemadeMay? Home sewing is making a comeback around the globe, including right here in Birmingham

This outfit didn’t come from a store–it was handmade by Charlotte Rand! Photo via Charlotte’s sewing instagram, @isewbhm

Home sewing is making a comeback. We spoke with two local Birmingham sewers about why sewing is cool again.

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Need a fun learning activity this summer? Check out Samford’s Academy of the Arts’ programs, including photography

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Photos courtesy of Samford’s Academy of the Arts

It’s almost summer in Birmingham–whether you’re looking for an activity for your child or a creative outlet for yourself, Samford’s Academy of the Arts has a variety of fun options to suit your needs.

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10 FREE ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day weekend in Birmingham

Bham Now’s very own Christine Hull with her daughter at the Birmingham Zoo

In Birmingham we love our mamas, and this coming weekend is all about HER. Sure, you can buy your mom an expensive gift, but enjoying a fun, memorable activity should be at the top of your list. We found ten that are FREE. You are most welcome.

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