Ready for a day trip? 3 reasons to visit stunning Little River Canyon and the JSU Canyon Center

Sponsored

Little River Canyon. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, a beautiful river and amazing views—Little River Canyon has it all. And it’s less than two hours from Birmingham, y’all. I am thrilled to share more about one of my favorite places in Alabama. Here are just a few reasons why you should check out Little River Canyon ASAP.

Continue reading “Ready for a day trip? 3 reasons to visit stunning Little River Canyon and the JSU Canyon Center”

Celebrating 25 years – Little Canyon National Preserve beauty is timeless

Birmingham
Courtesy of John Dersham this photo of Little River Falls taken in 1889 is most likely the oldest taken of the Canyon

This past Saturday, friends and families celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Little Canyon National Preserve at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama.  Established by an Act of Congress on October 24th, 1992, the Preserve is Alabama’s only National Park unit dedicated to a natural area.

Continue reading “Celebrating 25 years – Little Canyon National Preserve beauty is timeless”

Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

Sponsored

Birmingham
Helicopter airlifting a car out of Little River Canyon in 1990. Over five years from the mid-80s to 1990, 139 abandoned cars were removed from Little River Canyon

This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.

Continue reading “Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park”

Little River Canyon National Preserve visits nearly doubled in 2016

JSU Litt - Fort Payne, Alabamale River Canyon Center
Jacksonville State University Little  River Canyon Center

According to the National Park Service (NPS), visitation at the Little River Canyon National Preserve nearly doubled in 2016.

Park visitation was over 462,703 in 2016 compared to 248,137 visitors in 2015.  The 86% jump in attendance occurred primarily because the NPS increased its efforts to more accurately count visits to the park.

Continue reading “Little River Canyon National Preserve visits nearly doubled in 2016”

Stunning photo: Little River Canyon wildfire from space

Little River Canyon
Photo: U.S. National Weather Service – Birmingham

Absolutely stunning.  This satellite photo was  posted on October 22nd by the National Weather Service showing the impact of last week’s Little River Canyon wildfire near Martha’s Falls.

Here are  on-the- ground photos by WHNT News 19.  The wildfire was contained to about 350 acres. 

Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016

Dry Little River Falls
Very dry Little River Falls at the Little River Canyon National Preserve – October 13, 2016

Little River Falls earlier this year
Little River Falls

What’s the old saying – “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Little River Falls, one of Alabama’s most iconic waterfalls, has disappeared as a result of the extreme drought of 2016.

News Stories

WSFA – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Natural Alabama Needs to pass Amendment 2

al.com – Alabama Rivers Alliance Executive Director named in al.com’s 2016 Women Who Shape the State

Continue reading “Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016”