Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama

    2/17/17 •

    For spectacular vistas of one of the deepest gorges east of the Mississippi River, visit the 14,000-acre Little River Canyon National Preserve in northeast Alabama. The best views are from the Little River Canyon Rim Drive, which is actually a 22-mile stretch of the Lookout Mountain Parkway, just east of Fort Payne. The best place…

    Are Hoods Really Needed?

    3/07/19 •

    …it’s definitely too small. Equalization should never be a problem with a properly fitting one. Also, the idea of going without a hood is probably not possible in a place like northern Alabama, even during summer. The reason is that the temperature below the thermocline (a phenomenon you’ll learn about in your training) is likely…

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park: Explore 45 Historic Buildings

    10/06/17 •

    …States. It is also enjoyable to browse through the Alabama Iron and Steel Museum, which traces the ironwork’s history. On weekends from March through November, old-time craftsmen gather to demonstrate their skills. And on the third weekend of every month during the same time frame, the park sponsors Tannehill Trade Days, a giant flea market…

    Spectacular Colors of Providence Canyon, Georgia

    7/09/19 •

    …the Georgia/Alabama state line. (It is also the home of Westville, an 1850s living-history attraction.) Providence Canyon State Park is 7 miles west of town on State Highway 39C. It’s open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. mid-September through mid-April; it closes at 9 p.m. otherwise. Parking costs $2 per day, but is free on Wednesday….