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2014 Alabama Trails Conference

The 2014 Alabama Trails Conference, “Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks” will be held April 10 – 11, 2014 at the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge located in Guntersville, Alabama. The conference is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama’s top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process.

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Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2014

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state’s rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks and programs, […]

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Alabama Road Trips book released

More than 100 cities across the state and their attractions are featured in a new book titled Alabama Road Trips. The colorful 144-page hardcover book was produced by The Birmingham News/Alabama Media Group in cooperation with the Alabama Tourism Department and covers the state by geographic region, starting in North Alabama and ending with the […]

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16 of the best birding sites around Alabama

Originally for Outdoor Alabama (ran in the Sept. Oct. 2013 magazine), now included on the Alabama Birding Trails website! 16 of the best birding sites around Alabama–all part of the Alabama Birding Trails! With over 430 bird species documented in Alabama, there’s more to see here than you can imagine. Watching a Bald Eagle feeding […]

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Year of Alabama Parks – information request – deadline Oct. 21

The Alabama Tourism Department is preparing materials for our Year of Alabama Parks promotion in 2014.  As part of the promotion, the tourism department will be producing a publication listing the top parks in our state. We already have information on the 22 state parks operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources- […]

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Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference

Recognizing that tourism is a vital part of a community’s economic development, the Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is a collaborative effort focused on assisting smaller communities in bolstering tourism. Dynamic speakers will present innovative ideas and relevant information that attendees will find useful in facing the unique challenges of promoting rural tourism with limited budgets. […]

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Grand opening set for North Alabama’s newest attraction

Oct. 12, will mark the grand opening for one of North Alabama’s newest attractions – Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park in Hodges, Alabama. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and features a ribbon cutting, an organized ride, refreshments, and live music. Located in northwest Alabama, Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park offers over 27 miles of […]

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Firefighters from across the nation to gather in Montgomery for competition

The battle to find the fittest, fastest and most effective firefighter in North America will be held Oct. 10 – 12 in downtown Montgomery at the SCOTT National Firefighter Combat Challenge.  More than 250 firefighters from all over the United States and Canada will compete, including representatives from the Montgomery Fire Rescue. According to Montgomery […]

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