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. Continue reading “Fox News video of Vestavia native Bennett Smith flipping his kayak down waterfalls goes viral”
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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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.
Continue reading “Outside Magazine features Oak Mountain State Park in U.S. of Adventure online series”
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?
Continue reading “Did you know that Alabama has the smallest percentage of public land in the South? Why it matters.”
Embark on a beautiful drive this fall.
Where can you find the best color-explosive fall drives around Birmingham? Here are six that will make you say “Wow!”
Continue reading “6 top drives for viewing fall colors around Birmingham”
Upper Caney Creek Falls, Bankhead National Forest, photo by Sam Calhoun
Today, the week-long cold snap that began on New Year’s Eve will end when temperatures inch up to 50 degrees this afternoon.
Continue reading “Simply beautiful. Alabama’s majestic ice filled waterfalls and coves (photo gallery)”
Firefighters will likely work through the night to continue efforts to contain a wildfire that has been burning near the Martha’s Falls area of Little River Canyon Preserve in north Alabama since Saturday morning.
According to WEIS Radio the fire is approximately 75% contained.
Continue reading “Wildfire Burns Over 100 Acres Near Little River Canyon”