Your Guide To The Outdoors

Looking for an activity or two to do outdoors? You do not have to look any further! Tennessee Valley Weekend has pulled together a list of activities and place to do each! Check it out below!

Visit A Park

Brahan Spring Park

Plan a visit to Brahan State Park! Take advantage of its multi-use facility that can accommodate a variety of sports and activities.

Amenities: 169.62 Acres, Duck Pond, Baseball, Softball, Multi-Purpose Fields, Lighted Fields, Multiple Playgrounds, Restrooms, Concessions, Pavilion, Outdoor Volleyball, Splash Pad, Disc Golf

Address: 3771 Ivy Avenue SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

Phone: (256) 883-3736

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Take A Hike

Land Trust of North Alabama

Land Trust offers over 50 miles of free, public trails for you to unwind and admire nature.

All trails close at sundown.

Harvest Square Nature Preserve: Harvest

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Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve: Madison

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Green Mountain Nature Preserve: Huntsville 

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Monte Sano Nature Preserve: Huntsville

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Wade Mountain Nature Preserve: Huntsville

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Blevins Gap Nature Preserve: Owen Crossroads

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Go Fishing

Lake Guntersville State Park

Not only does it have fishing, but it pretty much has everything else you want to do outside as well! The park has a fishing center, an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service restaurant, a beach complex with a rental pavilion and ample parking, outdoor swimming pool for hotel, cabin, and chalet guests, hiking trails, nature programs, a day-use area, and Screaming Eagle ziplines.

Address: 1157 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976

Phone: (256) 571-5440

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Ride Horseback

Star HB Farms

Located on Drake Mountain, Star HB Farms offers trail riders, of all skill levels, a variety of experiences. Plus, it has some of the best scenic outlooks of Huntsville!

Address: 4483 Juniper Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

Phone: (256) 527-5399

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Skydive Alabama

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Is an adrenaline rush your thing? Regardless of your experience, go to Skydive Alabama!

Address: 231 County Road 1360, Vinemont, AL 35179

Phone: (256) 736-5553

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Custom Archery Center

Take a visit to Custom Archery Center where you can find everything you are looking for when it comes to archery! You can take advantage of their full-service pro shop or their retail pro shop! Also, they offer classes in small groups and private lessons at their indoor range!

Address: 11305 Memorial Parkway S, Huntsville, AL 35803

Phone: (256) 650-6103

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Visit a Hunting Preserve

Limestone Sporting Clay & Hunting Preserve

From sporting clay to shooting skeet to quail hunting and so much more, Limestone Sporting Clay and Hunting Preserve has you covered! Come enjoy a guided hunt or a day at the range!

Address: 28755 Coggins Road, Ardmore, AL 35739

Phone: (256) 423-6029

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Go on a Golf Trip

RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove

Right at the northern gateway to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, is Hampton Cove. The 54-hole facility has an unique terrain that changes drastically from one side to the other. Hampton Cove offers three courses: The Highlands, The River and The Short Course for you to enjoy!

Address: 450 Old Highway 431, Owen Crossroads, AL 35763

Phone: (256) 551-1818

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Paintball Phoenix Division

Take a trip to Paintball Phoenix Division in Athens to experience a variety of scenarios at the re-designed fields! It will be a day of fun for skill levels!

Address: 24970 US -72, Athens, AL 35613

Phone: (256) 232-9599

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Visit A Zoo

Harmony Park Safari

Pile everyone in the car and drive on over to experience wild life like you never have before! Drive through the park or get out and see the kangaroo habit or reptile room – there is plenty to see and even more to learn!

Address: 431 Clouds Cove Road, Huntsville, AL 35803

Phone: (256) 723-3880

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Race Go-Karts

Beaver Creek Speedway

Feel the need for speed? Beaver Creek offers racing classes and races every week for various age and experience levels. Take a spin on the 1-5 clay oval track!

Address: 1197 Monroe Road, Toney, Alabama 35773

Phone: (256) 278-0770

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See The Inside Of A Cave

Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve

Have you ever been inside of a cave? Enjoy visiting caves? You have to go to Tumbling Rock Cave! It is over 6 miles long and is primarily a walking passage. They make it very easy for beginners to know exactly what to do and to expect, from what to wear to how to obtain a permit!

Address: 2916 Co Road, Fackler, AL 35746

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Zipline over Lake Guntersville

Screaming Eagle

Adrenaline junkie? Bucket List? Whatever you reason, you have to see Lake Guntersville State Park from the air!

Address: 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976

Phone: (256) 886-2517

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Take A Tour

Huntsville Breakfast Trolley Tour

Enjoy your breakfast on a trolley bus while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham historic district.

Address: 109 Gates Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: (256) 535-6564

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Lake Guntersville Boat Rentals

Visit Lake Gunterville and make your trip to the lake one to remember! You can rent boats, waterskis, fishing poles and inner tubes for a day full of fun!

Address: 351 Marina Road, Guntersville, AL 35976

Phone: (256) 701-2304

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