In Northern Alabama, you will discover 16 different counties, anchored by the city of Huntsville. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Tennessee Valley,’ for the Tennessee River that flows through the northern part of the state, there are an incredible amount of recreational activities in the area available to locals. A temperate climate prolongs the season for outdoor sports, including world-class golf, hiking, biking, and fishing.
In Woodville, you can journey to the Cathedral Caverns to see a stalagmite forest and frozen waterfall. You can discover one of the deepest gorges in the East at the Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne or paddle along the Alabama Scenic River Trail in Madison. If hiking is more your style, you can roam the 70 miles of free public trails in the Land Trust of North Alabama in Huntsville.
Considered one of the South’s fastest growing cities and recently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S., Huntsville, Alabama is also known as “Rocket City” because of its U.S. Space & Rocket Center.