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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Refuge is on several coastal islands in the Gulf of Mexico.  Best in mid October for birds, monarch butterflies and wildflowers.  Don’t miss the scenic four-mile-long Pine Beach Trail.  For information: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, 12295 State Highway 180 Gulf Shores, AL 35603; (334) 540-7720

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Blowing Wind Cave

Fern Cave

Key Cave

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge

Horseshoe National Monument

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Mobile is also very photogenic.

Russell Cave National Monument near Bridgeport Alabama. Nice 1 mile loop trail

Tuskegee Institute National Historical Site

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Cathedral Caverns

Sipsey

Lake Guntersville State Park

Waterfalls

Nocalula Falls

Laurel Falls

Hidden Falls

Gulf Creek Falls

High Falls

Little River Falls – Little Rive Canyon/ Desoto

Peavine Falls – Oak Mountain State Park

Old Alabama Town

DeSoto State Park.  The Little River Gorge from Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon and Lula Lake

Selma one of Alabama's oldest towns and features Civil War to Civil Rights history, 19th Century architecture and the world-famous Pettus Bridge. The Alabama and Cahaba Rivers also offer nature scenery. Try Edmund Pettus Bridge at sunup or sundown from Lafayette Park or Songs of Selma Park, both on Water Avenue; Brown Chapel AME Church in the afternoon, Old Live Oak Cemetery (Spanish Moss, dogwoods, azaleas in late March, early April) or the exquisite monuments any time of the year; Victorian and antebellum architecture and several downtown churches as well as nature scenes along the river and in the state parks. Selma has several motels including the recently renovated St. James Hotel downtown on the river, and national chains. There are several campsites nearby including Grist State Park 10 miles north of town and Six Mile Creek Campground on the river about six miles south of town. Other campgrounds are out U.S. Highway 80 East toward Montgomery. Places to eat, St James Hotel Restaurant, The Restaurant on Grumbles Alley, El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant, The Tally Ho Restaurant, Granny B's at the Graystone Motel, The Downtowner, Hancock's BBQ, Golden Ranch, Lannie's BBQ, and numerous chain fast-food restaurants Website

Calloway Gardens

Fall Colors peak around the third week of October to second week-of November Try State Route 5 from Woodstock to Marion, State Route 21 between Oxford and Rockford, State Route 33 between Jesseton and Double Spring, also Interstate 65 between Alabaster and Birmington.

 

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