Time to take a trip to our neighbors to the south of Birmingham. Let’s explore Chelsea, Alabama along with all it has to offer including things to do, see and eat.Continue reading “Guide to Chelsea, AL: outdoor adventures, local bites and a winery”
Temperatures in the 60s, nothing on our to-do lists until Monday morning, and plans that involve social distancing—sounds like the perfect time to go mountain biking. If you’re looking for a great bike ride, keep reading for awesome mountain biking trails in Birmingham. Plus, check out different groups for fellow mountain bike lovers!Continue reading “6 mountain biking trails to check out in Birmingham, including Oak Mountain State Park”
When you enter Oak Mountain State Park, the entrance road is called John Findlay, III Drive. Have you ever wondered, who was John Findlay, III? A park ranger? An Alabama state legislator or local politician in the area? A former landowner? None of the above.Continue reading “3 ways you can become an Alabama State Parks champion”
“Oak Mountain State Park was going to be Alabama’s “Little Smoky Mountain National Park,” exclaimed Lauren Muncher, naturalist at the park.Continue reading “Who knew? Oak Mountain State Park could have been a National Park + other fun facts”
If you love the natural world and its creatures, you need to know Michelle Reynolds. Among other things, she’s a regular explorer of Birmingham’s urban wildlife, often posting gorgeous photos of her surprising discoveries so the rest of us can armchair travel with her. Keep reading to find out what I learned during our Q+A.Continue reading “Look at Birmingham’s urban wildlife with Michelle Reynolds (PHOTOS + art)”
When it rains it pours, especially in Alabama. But, when the sun shines again, make sure you take advantage of those beautiful spring days at one of these Birmingham outdoor classes.Continue reading “Spring hikes, classes + more at Birmingham nature spots”
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.Continue reading “5 reasons you should try geocaching in Birmingham if you love being outside”
During the past two years, Peter Genereux has been preparing to follow his dream–Oak Mountain Brewing Company. Now, he’s ready to get started. Pelham’s new brewery opens in March 2020. Here’s what you need to know.Continue reading “Sneak peek: Oak Mountain Brewing Company coming to Pelham, March 2020”
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.Continue reading “Major mixed-use development approved across from Pelham Civic Complex and Oak Mountain Amphitheatre”
August is the perfect month (temperature-wise!) to explore the wonderful nature programs at Oak Mountain State Park.Continue reading “6 nature events at Oak Mountain State Park this month, including hikes, turtles, and reptiles”
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.
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.Continue reading “The inflatable water park at Oak Mountain State Park is now open”
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.
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.
Save the date. On Sunday, January 20, starting at 8:36PM, Birmingham will experience its only lunar eclipse for 2019.