5 reasons you should try geocaching in Birmingham if you love being outside

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My brother-in-law Joel Bullock and his son on a geocaching mission. Photo supplied

If you love scavenger hunts and outdoor adventures in Birmingham, geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) may be just the sport you’ve been waiting to discover.

Keep reading to find out what people love about geocaching and how you can get involved.

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Major mixed-use development approved across from Pelham Civic Complex and Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Amphitheater Road in Pelham next to concept drawing of The Canopy at Oak Mountain mixed-use development
Land opposite Pelham Civic Complex which will form part of The Canopy at Oak Mountain. Photos via Jon Eastwood and Genrev Properties.

The City of Pelham, just 15 miles away from Birmingham, has approved development agreements for a massive mixed-use project that could enter construction as early as this fall. Find out about The Canopy at Oak Mountain, including residential dwellings, retail, restaurants and more.

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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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The inflatable water park at Oak Mountain State Park is now open

The inflatable water park at Oak Mountain State park has eight features guaranteed to make you wipeout! Photo via Flip Side Water Sports
The inflatable water park at Oak Mountain State park has eight features guaranteed to make you wipeout at least once! Photo via Flip Side Water Sports

School is wrapping up and summer is just around the corner! Do you know how you’ll fill those long summer days? Forget the sprinkler and ditch those kiddie pools—there’s a new inflatable water park open for business at Oak Mountain State Park. Here’s what you need to know before you get your bouncy jumpy on.

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94 ways to get healthier in Alabama and have fun at the same time

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View from Oak Mountain State Park. Photo by Linda Cato Wurstner-Oak Mountain State Park

Our forests, rivers and public lands in Alabama are chock full of opportunity for adventure. But, did you know they offer more than a great place to fish, hunt or hike? They actually help you stay healthier! Read on to find out how.

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Clear skies predicted in Birmingham for ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse events

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in Huntsville taken in 2018, photo by Sam Calhoun

For skywatchers anxious to see the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse on the evening of January 20, the Weather Channel forecast for Birmingham is clear and very cold.

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7 ways to entertain company in Birmingham over the holidays, including sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s

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Two Birmingham originals: Vulcan and Wasabi Juan’s LHM Sushi Burrito. Photo by Bham Now

When family and friends head to town for the holidays, you need a plan to entertain them. Bham Now created this guide with a little help from our friends the Toros, owners of Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, who often host family from Miami over the holidays. We even made a map for you at the end.

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17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

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Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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