Fox News video of Vestavia native Bennett Smith flipping his kayak down waterfalls goes viral

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Bennett Smith upside down. Photo via Peter Holcombe Photography

I’ve got to admit, I’m still picking my jaw off the floor. 

This week, the FOX News program “The Five” showed a video of Vestavia Hills native and U.S. Freestyle Kayak team member Bennett Smith flipping and tumbling down local waterfalls… on purpose.

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9 safe ways to enjoy the heck out of this Thanksgiving weekend

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There should be plenty of time to get outside over Thanksgiving weekend. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is here, but chalk it up to the general weirdness that is 2020. Turkey Day traditions may be a little (or a lot) different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t still have a good time. We pulled together 9 safe ways you can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend in Birmingham.

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Outside Magazine features Oak Mountain State Park in U.S. of Adventure online series

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Take in pristine nature at Alabama’s largest state park. Photo via Oak Mountain State Park’s Facebook page

Just in time for summer, Outside Magazine’s online publication is highlighting  several of our favorite local and nearby natural wonders in their United States of Adventure series.

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Did you know that Alabama has the smallest percentage of public land in the South? Why it matters.

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View from Cheaha State Park. Photo by Robin E Taylor-Cheaha State Park

This land is your land, this land is my land… this land was made for you and me. ~excerpt of lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

Did you know that you, as a citizen of the state of Alabama, and nearly 5 million fellow Alabamians share ownership of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in our state?

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