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The Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway

The byway traverses an area of diverse beauty from the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi to the highest point in Alabama. It goes from Lookout Mountain in the north to the highest peak in Alabama at Cheaha Mountain. Along the route are Little River Canyon, Weiss Lake, Cornwall Furnace, the Chief Ladiga Trail, the […]

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Barbour County Governors’ Trail

Visit the Barbour County Governors Trail, home to a concentration of Alabama leadership. Over the years, the county has produced six governors, including presidential candidate George C. Wallace. Rich with heritage, the county boasts grassroots leaders who have served Alabama and its people. Further, the history-laden area is framed by a beautiful, natural backdrop that […]

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The Black Belt Nature and Heritage Trail

Sometimes slow and subtle, at other times fast-paced and bold, change on the landscape has been a constant in Alabama’s Black Belt region. The themes and storylines of the byway illustrate the significance of the continuous interrelationship between people and the land in shaping the unique history and culture of the region.

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Historic Trestle over the Black Warrior River

Black Warrior River Scenic Byway

This urban route circles approximately 12 miles along the Black Warrior River. Three bridges along the route offer breathtaking views of the river and its riverbanks. The route spotlights the boundless natural scenic beauty of the Black Warrior River and exhibits historic ruins, structures and markers including the site of the Alabama State Capitol from […]

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Leeds Stagecoach Route

Alabama’s Stagecoach Route Through Leeds began as an Indian trail traversing a vast watershed. As a trail, it served as a staging ground for three emerging Alabama cultures. Early Christian Cherokees along with European circuit riders used it to plant Methodist churches. The Christian Indian culture arrived from North Carolina before 1812. Andrew Jackson’s scouts […]

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Lookout Mountain Parkway

Northeast Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Parkway Scenic Byway, named by Reader’s Digest as one of America’s Scenic Drives, serves as a gateway to your imagination. Envision a land where real people bring the past alive, with historic town squares, pioneer villages, confederate ironworks, antique shops and Native American folklore and artifacts. Imagine a land of real […]

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Five Rivers Resource Center

Tensaw Parkway

While fishermen may find their way onto the delta at the myriad boat launches, visitors wishing to spend a day on the water exploring the vast delta ecosystem can take advantage of the two hour river tour onboard the Delta Explorer which is scheduled through and disembarks from Blakeley State Park. Beyond the natural beauty […]

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